In March 2021, the UK government committed the IPO to publish enhanced guidelines on the examination of patent applications relating to AI inventions. Yesterday, these guidelines were published.
In part one of this series, we introduce the concepts of non-fungible tokens (NFTS), the metaverse, cryptocurrency and blockchain.
Partner and solicitor Bill Lister looks at how toys, in particular replica models of real life cars, could infringe on a trade mark.
The UP will, for the first time, offer patent proprietors the option to have a single patent covering multiple EU member states (17 at the time of writing, likely to be more in the future). As an alternative, the current “classical” validation route in different states will continue.
In this analysis, we look at how different examiners view AI and machine learning patent applications, that intersect with other scientific fields.
UK trade mark rights can still be used to challenge EUIPO trade mark applications, the General Court has ruled.