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The Unified Patent Court - open for business in 2018?

A look at the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 19 January 2018 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Broad Institute CRISPR-Cas9 patent revoked in Europe

A look at the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office's decision to revoke one of the Broad Institute’s foundational CRISPR-Cas9 patents in Europe.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 19 January 2018 | Practice Area: Business of law

Federal Circuit ruling may trigger new wave of TM applications

In the wake of the Tam and Brunetti decisions, this article looks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's gatekeeper function.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 16 January 2018 | Practice Area: Trademarks

How to prove ‘passing off’

In this podcast, Michael Carter explains the basis for the tort of 'passing off' and outlines the circumstances in which it can be used alongside, or in place of, trademark rights to protect 'goodwill' in a business.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 13 December 2017 | Practice Area: Intellectual Property

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Unified Patent Court Update: Ratification Could Take Place in the Coming Months

The Delegated Legislation Committee’s support for the Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017 suggests a swift approval of the Order by the House of Commons. This article looks at the timeline.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 06 December 2017 | Practice Area: Patents

Montel Williams aims pot shot at cannabis trademark infringers

Talk show host and cannabis mogul Montel Williams recently filed suit against multiple medical marijuana retailers under the Lanham Act and Florida state law for trademark infringement. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 05 December 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Mind the Actavis v Eli Lilly gap please!

Is there a gap between the interpretation of a patent claim for validity purposes and its reach for infringement purposes? If so, what are the practical implications?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 28 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Court of Appeal confirms London Taxi Company's trade mark for the shape of the "black cab" is invalid

The trade marked three-dimensional shape of the traditional London taxi has been found invalid by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 16 November 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

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London Design Festival: Design protection – hindsight giving insight

In this podcast, Gowling WLG’s John Coldham presents the firm’s fifth annual event as part of the London Design Festival.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 07 November 2017 | Practice Area: Technology

Ownership: Who owns a trademark when the relevant contract is silent?

Latham litigators discuss how the Third Circuit has become the latest forum to determine how courts should resolve trademark ownership issues.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 25 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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