Intellectual property news and updates

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.

‘Live’ Blocking Orders – Football Association Premier League v BT

The High Court awards the FAPL with an extension to their 'live' blocking order.

Prosecco industry claws away "PAWSECCO" trade mark

"PAWSECCO" trade mark application is refused by the UKIPO after the mark was opposed by the organisation responsible for protecting Prosecco's PDO.

European Union commission notice highlights impact of Brexit in the field of copyright

We highlight the changes to copyright that will come into place due to the UK's withdrawal from the EU by April 2019

Smells like... "PLAY-DOH?"

Hasbro successfully register the distinctive scent as a US Trade Mark.

UK ratifies the Unified Patent Court Agreement

On World IP Day 2018, the UK IP Minister, Sam Gyimah MP, announced the ratification of the UPCA. We look at the details of such a ratification.

PPH Agreement between the UKIPO and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office

We detail the recent patent prosecution highway agreement between the UK Intellectual Property Office and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office.

UK ratifies the Hague Agreement on industrial designs

With the UK’s ratification of the Hague Agreement, from 13 June 2018 UK applicants can obtain a UK registered design right directly via the Hague system.

Brexit Update: The publication of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement

We analyse the European Union's proposals announced within the Draft Withdrawal Agreement.

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