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The General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union yesterday declared that the Provisional Application Period (PAP) of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has started...
Marks & Clerk
The long-awaited Unified Patent Court, which will provide a new forum for patent litigation in 24 EU countries, is finally getting ready to open its doors.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On 18 January 2022, the Austrian government deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol on Provisional Application of the Unified Patent Court. Austria's formal ratification...
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Albright IP
Registering your own name as a trade mark for your business may seem a good way to build up a reputation in your chosen industry. However, business owners should also be aware of the potential danger of doing so.
Albright IP
This brief article explains why and when a public disclosure invalidates a patent.
Keltie
Choosing a unique trade mark is important in any field; however, the pharmaceutical industry features some unique trade mark challenges.
Marks & Clerk
As a fan of early 90s hip hop, I have noticed over the years that the pioneers of this art form are acutely aware of the power of their brands and their ability to generate revenue streams via a myriad of uses.
Marks & Clerk
A recent report from the EPO - Patents for tomorrow's plastics: Global innovation trends in recycling, circular design and alternative sources - provides an in-depth review of patenting trends across various aspects of polymer-related technologies ...
Marks & Clerk
Scotland has a thriving Medical Technology (MedTech) industry, with over 250 companies, and approximately 9,000 people employed in this sector. Many of these businesses have Artificial Intelligence (AI) powering them,...
J A Kemp LLP
As reported previously, the UK government has been consulting on the future regime for exhaustion of intellectual property rights following the UK's departure from the EU.
Marks & Clerk
Barbie and Balmain recently launched a new 50 piece ready-to-wear collection. This is not the first time that Barbie has collaborated with a fashion brand...
Dehns
The life of a patent attorney is hard enough as it is, but using the EPO claim drafting convention, one would be forgiven for thinking that after carefully steering around the prior art in the...
Marks & Clerk
The Unified Patent Court has today, the 19th January 2022, officially come into existence as an international body
Kemp IT Law
We live on a rising tide of technology – a time of increasing ‘tech intensity' in the words of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, when an organisation's development will increasingly be linked to its tech adoption rate and tech capability.
Keltie
Nanotechnology: building materials and devices by controlling matter at the atomic and molecular level. An interdisciplinary field with far-reaching applications.
Keltie
Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular method for a company to raise funds to get a new product off the ground. This is particularly prevalent for small businesses and start-ups within the lifestyle and wellness sectors.
Keltie
The CPTPP grew out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which did not enter into force after the US withdrew.
Keltie
The consultation describes how AI has and can play a positive role in the development of innovation and new technology.
Worldwide
Keltie
Computers, and the functionality they provide, permeate every part of modern life.
HGF Ltd
With the deposit on 18 January 2022 by Austria of its instrument of ratification for the Protocol on Provisional Application Period (PAP- Protocol; see here), the UPC's Provisional Phase can now begin.
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