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House of Zana wins against Zara in trade mark dispute
Boutique clothing company House of Zana has successfully defended an opposition against fashion giant Zara.
Nowhere Co. Ltd v EUIPO (Case T-281/21) – UK rights in EU opposition and invalidity proceedings
UK trade mark rights can still be used to challenge EUIPO trade mark applications, the General Court has ruled.
Court awards more than £900,000+ in costs for Ed Sheeran’s copyright dispute
Trainee Trade Mark Attorney Vishal Dattani discusses the case and analyses the costs risks for complex copyright litigation in the High Court
Bolt succeed in invalidity action against Beebolt
Based on the grounds of likelihood of confusion, and reputation of an existing mark, the UK IPO has issued a decision confirming victory for the Estonian on-demand transportation platform, Bolt.
The direction of AI patent filings for autonomous vehicles
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?
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 29 – The direction of aerospace innovation
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?
Femtech: The rise of female-focused innovation
This article discusses examples of femtech innovations that have been patented in recent years.
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.