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Greenshoots is a collection of fresh intellectual property insight, analysis and commentary on the issues that matter most to those who invent, manage and protect intellectual property, written by the IP specialists of Appleyard Lees.
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A number of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) strategies have been developed over the last few decades. They can provide cost-effective alternatives to court proceedings, and allow two parties to negotiate a settlement in a confidential environment.
On 6 April 2022, after a high-stakes, eleven day trial, the High Court of England and Wales declared that Ed Sheeran, singer/songwriter, did not infringe copyright relating to the song “Oh Why” by Sami Chokri. The allegation that Ed Sheeran copied the catchy parts of “Oh Why” was therefore dismissed by the Court.
Intellectual property can help a business protect its innovation and brand, while making it more
It appears that the EPO will stay proceedings in cases where the assessment of inventive step is exclusively reliant on whether post-published evidence can be taken into consideration.
OhPolly loses design infringement battle against Original Beauty: a crash course in quantifying loss
“Damages inquiries are rare in intellectual property cases”. Fortunately, every now and again, a case is heard on inquiry, providing practitioners and rights holders with a practical refresher on the calculation of damages in UK proceedings.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 25 – An introduction to the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court
After years of uncertainty, both the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) could be live as early as October 2022.
After years of uncertainty, both the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) could be live from as early as October 2022. These new systems will centralise patent protection and enforcement within many EU countries.
Logos often evolve over time. It’s a way to maintain consumer recognition by retaining familiar, recognisable features, whilst also keeping up with design trends. Olivia Hamilton discusses ‘non-use’, ‘bad faith’, and the rules around re-filing refreshed trade marks.