Intellectual property news and updates

Brexit Update: New draft withdrawal agreement published

The UK government published the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU on the 14th November. We take a look at what information has been provided about intellectual property rights.

Patent box claims increase to over £900 million

We break down the key points from HRMC's annual statistical report on the uptake of the Patent Box and analyse the findings.

Expansion of scope for patent infringement confirmed

We take a look at a recent decision, Icescape v Ice-World in the Court of Appeal, that has confirmed the significance of the changes to patent infringement law.

Wilson Gunn recommended in The Legal 500

Wilson Gunn has again been recognised as a leading patent and trade mark firm in The Legal 500.

What does a 'no deal' Brexit mean for your intellectual property?

The UK government has published guidance on how IP rights will be affected if the UK leaves the EU without a formal agreement in place. Read our overview covering all areas of IP rights.

A trade mark success for Sky?

We consider the outcome of the trade mark opposition from TalkTalk to Sky's "TALK SHIELD" trade mark application.

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.

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