Intellectual property news and updates

Autumn Budget 2017

We take a look at some of the announcements made in the Autumn Budget 2017 that are likely to have an impact on innovation and intellectual property.

Wilson Gunn partner to speak at Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival

Ben Appleton is delivering an intellectual property seminar entitled 'Your Business, Your Intellectual Property, Your Future' on the 27th November.

The effect of Brexit on geographical indications

The European Commission has suggested that the UK needs to legislate to recognise the protection of food products labelled with the EU’s geographical indications (GIs) as a result of Brexit.

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.

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