Case reports

EU’s General Court gives clarity on non-traditional trade marks Usually when people think of trade marks, they picture the names or logos of famous brands, ready to be put on a...
August 2021
“Useful For” Not Useful for Providing Clarity Care should be taken when using the phrase “useful for” when drafting claims in light of decision T 1170/16 of the EPO...
December 2020
Pipe down – Court of Appeal silences appeal against High Court’s decision to invalidate patents for hose on basis of obviousness Emson v Hozelock [2020] EWCA Civ 871 The Court of Appeal in Emson v Hozelock ([2020] EWCA Civ 871) was asked to...
September 2020
Do I have the right to register my own name as a trade mark? Earlier this year, a decision was issued by the UKIPO tribunal in the opposition proceedings of Tiffany and Company (‘...
August 2020
Case Report: G3/19 (Pepper) The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO have issued the decision in the G3/19 (Pepper) case ruling that plants or...
June 2020
EPO revokes Broad Institute’s CRISPR Patent The EPO’s Board of Appeal has upheld the revocation of one of the Broad Institute’s key patents for CRISPR/Cas9 gene...
February 2020
Case Reports: Beauty Bay and Dotcom Retail v Benefit Cosmetics [2019] EWHC 1150 (Ch) The English High Court has recently given judgment in the case Beauty Bay and Dotcom Retail v Benefit Cosmetics [2019] EWHC 1150 (Ch), which serves as a useful reminder of how the courts should assess the likelihood of confusion in infringement cases based on the circumstances in which the allegedly infringing goods are sold.
July 2019
Plausibility Put to the Test Eli Lilly and Company (and 7 other Lilly companies) v Genentech, Inc. This decision from the UK High Court relates to...
May 2019
Inventiveness for expandable hose proves too much of a stretch E Mishan & Sons (trading as Emson) v (1) Hozelock Limited, (2) Blue Gentian LLC, (3) Telebrands Corp This recent...
May 2019
SAKURA SAKURA! – who is the average consumer? Decision of the Appointed Person (Professor Ruth Annand) 20th March 2019
April 2019

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