Unregistered design rights in the UK
The UK left the EU on 31st January 2020 with the transition period ending on 31st December 2020. From 1st January 2021, EU design regulations were no longer in force in the UK, posing several questions.
UK Supreme Court unanimously dismisses DABUS appeal
On 20 December 2023, the UK Supreme Court ruled that a machine acting autonomously and powered by artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be an inventor within the meaning of the UK Patents Act 1977 (UKPA).