The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 39: intellectual property considerations for fashion brands
In this episode of the podcast, trade mark attorneys Beverley Robinson and Hannah Burrows look at IP considerations for fashion brands.
The EU patent package establishing a Unitary Patent (UP) providing EU-wide patent coverage and a Unified Patent Court (UPC) to enforce such patents entered into force on 1 June 2023, and our clients are deciding whether or not to opt out their existing European patents from the jurisdiction of the UPC.
In this episode of the podcast, we are joined by trade mark attorney Vishal Dattani and trainee patent attorney Monifa Phillips to discuss careers in IP.
In T 1688/20, the Board of Appeal has deviated from novelty criteria with respect to selection inventions as set out in the EPO guidelines for examination (G-VI, 8, ii), in favour of applying the “Gold Standard” test of novelty. This decision may be useful when arguing novelty in examination and opposition proceedings.
In this session, Appleyard Lees partners and patent attorneys Kate Hickinson and Howard Read provided answers to commonly asked questions about the UP and UPC.
The Enlarged Board of Appeal have decided that post-published evidence can be used to prove a technical effect for the assessment of inventive step if the technical effect is “encompassed by the technical teaching” of the application at the original filing date.