Intellectual property news and updates

European patent usage by SMEs published in new study

We take a look at the key findings from the European Patent Office that demonstrate how SMEs take advantage of European patents to grow their business internationally.

Delay to German ratification of the UPC continues

An update on the German ratification of the UPC.

AMS Neve v Heritage Audio: The jurisdiction of EU member states and online trade mark infringement

We provide the background, a summary and give our take on the recent case of AMS Neve v Heritage Audio at the CJEU.

Brexit - Update

We provide a brief update on the potential impact of a No-Deal Brexit on intellectual property in the UK.

Shanks v Unilever – Compensating employee inventors

The Supreme Court recently gave its judgment in the long-running employee compensation case of Shanks v Unilever Plc.

G2/19: The admissibility of appeals filed by third parties

A decision has been made on the referral G2/19 by the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

G1/18: When is an appeal not filed?

A decision has been made on the referral G1/18 by the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

UK designers may need to carefully consider where they publicly disclose unregistered designs

A question referred by the IPEC to the CJEU may significantly affect the UK design industry.

Wilson Gunn highly ranked in The Legal 500 rankings

Wilson Gunn have been ranked in tier two for trade marks and tier 3 for patents in the Legal 500 rankings with commendations for multiple key attorneys.

Changes to the Rules of Procedure of the EPO Boards of Appeal

Revised Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA) will come into force on 1 January 2020. What are the aims of these revisions and what action should be taken by appellants.

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