Intellectual property news and updates

Velcro begs consumers ‘Don’t say Velcro’

Velcro Companies has released a music video which aims to educate the public on the proper use of their VELCRO® trade mark.

Supreme Court confirm that selling 'grey market' goods can be a criminal offence

The Supreme Court has confirmed that grey market goods fall under section 92 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 and therefore sellers may face criminal liability

Prevent your drug patent from being revoked in the US – claim sovereign immunity

A groundbreaking deal between Allergan Plc and a Native American tribe that aims to use their sovereign immunity to avoid their drug patent being revoked, could lead to other drug companies following suit.

Implementation of 2017 EU Trade Mark Reforms

From 1 October 2017 there will be three main areas of change to EU trade mark regulations; Graphical Representation, EU Certification Marks and Procedural changes.


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