Intellectual property news and updates

New EPO guidelines provide clarity on the examination of AI inventions

The latest update of the guidelines for examination at the European Patent Office provide some clarity for AI inventions.

Patent box claims increase to over £900 million

We break down the key points from HMRC's annual statistical report on the uptake of the Patent Box and analyse the findings.

Expansion of scope for patent infringement confirmed

We take a look at a recent decision, Icescape v Ice-World in the Court of Appeal, that has confirmed the significance of the changes to patent infringement law.

Wilson Gunn recommended in The Legal 500

Wilson Gunn has again been recognised as a leading patent and trade mark firm in The Legal 500.

What does a 'no deal' Brexit mean for your intellectual property?

The UK government has published guidance on how IP rights will be affected if the UK leaves the EU without a formal agreement in place. Read our overview covering all areas of IP rights.

Fame is not everything

This dispute between the fashion brand Prada and the Indonesian hotel The Rich Prada highlights the difficulty that brand owners have in arguing that the use of a mark is detrimental to their brand's reputation. We explore this case.

A trade mark success for Sky?

We consider the outcome of the trade mark opposition from TalkTalk to Sky's "TALK SHIELD" trade mark application.

UKIPO Opposition by Caterpillar Inc against registration of trade mark HYPERCAT

Caterpillar Inc has successfully opposed the registration of HYPERCAT as a UK trade mark. We take a look at how the case unfolded.

Landmark Graphics Corporation - An insight into the UKIPO’s approach to excluded matter and an application of the Aerotel test

Using the recent example of Landmark Graphics Corporation, we take a look at the UKIPO's approach to excluded matter and consider how the patentability of computer implemented inventions are determined.

The European Parliament votes in favour of controversial changes to EU copyright law

The European Parliament has now voted in favour of the controversial copyright reform. We explain the details of these changes to EU copyright law.

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