Intellectual property news and updates

Making your mark with UK registered designs

From 1 October 2017, owners of UK registered designs are now able to mark their products with a web link with the same protection given as the term 'registered'.

Wilson Gunn successfully maintain status in Legal 500 Rankings

Wilson Gunn has maintained its position as a leading patent and trade mark firm in The Legal 500 2017 national rankings.

Supreme Court confirm that selling 'grey market' goods can be a criminal offence

The Supreme Court has confirmed that grey market goods fall under section 92 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 and therefore sellers may face criminal liability

Welcomed reforms to unjustified threats

The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 is due to come into force on 1st October 2017 and we examine the changes these reforms will make.

New test for patent infringement in the UK

The UK Supreme Court's judgment in Actavis v Eli Lilly delivers the most significant change in the law of patent infringement in the last decade.

Tennis ace in Kellogg's trade mark battle

Australian tennis star, Thanasi Kokkinakis, has faced court action from cereal giant Kellogg following his application to trade mark his nick name in the media 'Special K' for commercial use.

Kit Kat: Nestlé loses 3D trade mark battle

Following an ongoing battle between Cadburys and Nestlé, Nestlé have lost their appeal for registration of the four-fingered Kit Kat bar. We examine the case.

UK to adopt the Hague Agreement for the International Registration of Industrial Designs

We take a look at how the UK will take on the Hague Agreement post-Brexit and how this will affect UK businesses.

Two Wilson Gunn clients win Queen's Awards for Innovation

We share the news that two of our clients have won this prestigious award.

World IP Day - Manchester's significant innovations

In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, we have put together a list of some of Manchester's greatest innovative achievements.

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