Intellectual property news and updates

Apple vs Samsung – Are registered designs worth it?

The UK Court of Appeal recently confirmed the first instance decision that Samsung’s Galaxy tablet does not infringe Apple’s rights in the EU because the Samsung design is “not as cool” as Apple’s.

Indian Patent Law - Beware Section 8

The rise of India as a budding economic and technical power has resulted in a large number of patent applications being filed in India in recent years. Recent statistics show that over 65% of patent applications filed in India name a foreign applicant.

Another glowing review for Wilson Gunn

Wilson Gunn has, once again, been recognised as one of the UK’s leading patent and trade mark practices, having been included in the 2013 edition of prestigious legal directory Chambers & Partners.

New “Small Claims” track at the UK Patents County Court

A “small claims” track was officially launched at the UK Patents County Court (PCC), on 1st October.

Wilson Gunn advising clients on Patent Box

Wilson Gunn is advising clients on the Patent Box scheme, a tax relief scheme that the UK Government will be phasing in from 1 April 2013.

Google adds European Patent data, and a Prior Art Finder service, to Google Patents

For many years anyone wishing to undertake searches of the full text of European patents has had to use commercial, and often expensive, patent searching software, or the European Patent Office’s own Espacenet search database.

The Wilson Gunn team expands

The team at Wilson Gunn has expanded with the recruitment of a Senior Associate, Ben Appleton; and two new graduate trainees Matthew Baines and Annabel Williams.

James Robey to speak at University of Lancaster event

Wilson Gunn Partner, James Robey will speak at an event organised by Lancaster University Management School on 7th November 2012.

The Right to Repair and Update

The long running ‘right to repair’/’spare parts’ saga took another interesting step forward with the recent Mars UK Ltd v Tecknowledge Ltd case—curiously, in the unlikely field of software. Intellectual Property occupies an equivocal area of the law. Monopolistic protection is permitted, exceptionally, to preserve individual ownership…

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