Examination of the IPEC decision in relation to prior use of agricultural machinery in Claydon Yield-O-Meter v Mzuri Ltd & Anor  EWHC 1007 (IPEC).
Recent changes to the EPO’s Guidelines for Examination have placed an even greater emphasis on the requirement for the description of the patent application to be clear what is – and what is not – within the scope of the claimed invention.
For an EU trade mark or design application that was pending on 31 December 2020 you must apply for corresponding protection in the UK by no later than 30 September 2021.
In this article we delve into some of the key outcomes that arise from the EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal recent decision in G1/19.
Cyber criminals are always looking for new ways to trick people into downloading malicious software and, in a recent trend, they appear to have started using fake allegations of copyright infringement.
Although the EPO has not confirmed their intentions for after the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic have been lifted, it seems likely that the use of video conferencing will continue to be widespread.
There is provision in the UK for supplementary protection for a medicinal product in the form of a supplementary protection certificate (SPC).
In October 2020, India and South Africa asked the WTO to waive Sections 1, 4, 5 and 7 of Part II of TRIPS which cover IP rights for technology relating to the prevention, containment, and treatment of COVID-19. A final decision on this proposal is expected early 2021.
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