Intellectual property news and updates

New Canadian trade mark legislation announced

There will be significant changes to trade mark legislation in Canada from 17 June 2019.

China introduces new IP appeals courts

New legislation came into force on the 1 January 2019 although no significant cases have yet been decided by the new IP tibunal.

Technology on the move – a summary of the EPO’s 2018 report on patents and self-driving vehicles

Annual European patent applications relating to self-driving vehicles have risen significantly. We summarise the recent report from the EPO and give our take.

Removal of requirement of a power of attorney for Hague Agreement applications

On 9th November 2018, amendements to the regulations governing the filing of Hague agreement applications were announced.

Trade Marks – Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Twitter, Google AdWords and Domain Names

We look into IP policies of sites such as Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Twitter and Google AdWords and consider how you can protect your brands online.

Canada joins the Hague Agreement

Canada becomes the 69th member of the Hague Union.

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.

Trade marks - a Messi business

Argentine football star Lionel Messi finally wins right to trade mark his own name after 7 year legal dispute

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.

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