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UK trade mark rights can still be used to challenge EUIPO trade mark applications, the General Court has ruled.
Trainee Trade Mark Attorney Vishal Dattani discusses the case and analyses the costs risks for complex copyright litigation in the High Court
We look at AI patent filing trends relating to autonomous vehicles. What is the direction of innovation, and who are the key patent filers in this technology area?
In this episode, partner Ean Davies, and trainee patent attorney Jordan Tinkler, are joined by Theo Youds, founder of LURA. They discuss the organisations leading the race to put humans on the moon and mars, and the commercial viability of space innovation.
Will unitary Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) follow the introduction of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC)?
SPCs are national rights that apply to certain pharmaceutical and plant protection products that have been authorized for use by the regulatory authorities. Will they follow the introduction of the UP/UPC?
AI patent filings in the field of traffic and transportation engineering – who is on the road to patent dominance?
This analysis looks at patent filings in traffic and transportation engineering. Our patent attorneys examine the direction of patent trends in this emerging field.
For the first time, UK courts have recognised that a fictional character can be protected by copyright in its own right, independent from scripts.