Intellectual property news and updates

Online marketplaces and the storage of goods: Coty Germany (Davidoff) v Amazon

Did the sale of infringing Davidoff perfume (by a third party) on Amazon’s marketplace constitute infringement by Amazon itself?

False Declarations and Unenforceable Patents in the US

A mistake in naming inventors rendered a US patent unenforceable.

Red Bull v Big Horn: the dangers of free riding and bulls

Horns clash as Red Bull accuses Big Horn of free riding on its brand reputation.

UPDATE: EPO and EUIPO deadline extensions

Extensions are available to assist businesses affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.

‘Notorious’ prior art divides EPO Board of Appeal and Examining Division over computer-implemented invention

The EPO Board of Appeal has overturned a decision by the Examining division, on the basis of 'notorious' prior art which could not be reasonably contested.

EUIPO issues warning about IP scams

A recent scam has led to the European Union Intellectual Property Office issuing a warning to their users.

UKIPO declares ‘interrupted days’ to help with impact of COVID-19

The UKIPO has declared 24 March 2020 and all subsequent days until further notice, 'interrupted days'.

Sky v SkyKick

On 29 January 2020, the CJEU issued an eagerly awaited decision in the case of Sky v SkyKick.

Wilson Gunn advises Daky International Limited in trade mark dispute with Debenhams

DAKY and Debenhams Retail Limited have reached a resolution over an ongoing trade mark dispute.

German courts deal a blow to hopes of a European Unified Patent Court

The German constitutional court has upheld a constitutional complaint against their ratification of the Agreement on the new UPC.

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