Intellectual property news and updates

Casting a rod into the overseas market, Wilson Gunn reels in Chinese business

This month, Wilson Gunn Partner James Robey visited Wuhan, China with UK Trade & Investment, the UK Government’s body that promotes exporting. Along with a number of other Northwest businesses, James attended a range of events tied to the opening of a new British Consulate General in the city. Wuhan is the capital of the Hubei province…

New possibilities for trade mark protection in Japan

A revised trade mark law due to be implemented in Japan (probably on 1 April 2015) will expand the types of trade marks which can be registered in Japan. It will be possible to register various different types of trade marks such as "colour per se", "sound", "motion", "hologram" and "position"…

Patent developments between Europe and North Africa

A review of changes agreements between Europe and Africa in facilitating Patent law

Raising the bar – New Zealand enters the competition

from 13 September 2014 New Zealand will introduce new measures to improve the standard of its patents

Will marketers bite off more than they can chew at this year’s World Cup?

In anticipation of this year’s World Cup, Brazil enacted the “General World Cup Law” in 2012 which affected the use of its trade marks.

Is your Chinese trade mark registration still valid?

Changes to trade mark law in China may mean that if you manufacture branded goods in China only for export your Chinese trade mark registration could be vulnerable to cancellation on the grounds of non-use.

New .london domain name launches

On April 29 the new .london domain name went live represents an exciting opportunity for businesses and individuals to directly associate themselves and trade marks with London.

Changes to rule 164 EPC: unity of invention and further searches

From 1 November 2014 the European Patent Office will allow additional searches for European regional phase patent applications (Euro-PCT applications) that are found to lack unity of invention.

Wilson Gunn supports World IP Day

April 26 celebrates World IP Day with this year’s theme centred on “Movies – A Global Passion”. In support of World IP Day, we take a look at some interesting aspects of intellectual property in relation to the arts and copyright.

Patents fast-track via new Global Patent Prosecution Highway

The Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) launched on 6 January 2014. The GPPH is a pilot scheme between 17 participating national and regional patent offices.

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