UK Supreme Court Affirms that Claim Scope Must be Commensurate with the Technical Contribution
In a recent case, the General Court upheld the Board of Appeal’s decision, and invalidated one of Adidas’ three stripe EU trade mark registrations. Whilst Adidas did not appeal the Board of Appeal’s finding on lack of inherent distinctiveness, the...
Intellectual property in the fashion industry – how to build, use and defend a portfolio for growth
This webinar will examine some of the brand challenges faced by the fashion sector, and offer insight into how businesses can optimise protection and enforcement strategies for their intellectual property.
A Few Minutes With Jonathan Midgley
We catch up with Jonathan Midgley for his expert opinion on patents surrounding the new technologies used in financial services and related areas, such as banking and insurance.
Webinar – Government Use of Patented Inventions during National Emergencies
This webinar provides an analysis of national government’s powers to make use of patented inventions during the present pandemic. Awareness of these provisions will be essential for those having intellectual property covering health-related...
German court decision sets back UPC start
Last Friday, the German Federal Constitutional Court issued its long-awaited decision on the validity of the ratification of the UPC by Germany. In their decision, the court rejected the ratification of the UPC because the necessary majority of...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
At Cleveland Scott York, we’ve been closely monitoring and evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on our people, our clients and our business operations.
Steep increase in UK R&D funding
In today’s UK Budget the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced the largest ever increase in Research and Development funding. £22 billion of public money will be invested in R&D, in addition to existing private investment.
UK Intellectual Property Office Indicates Non-Business Days May Count for Future Patent Renewals
In most systems, when a legal deadline falls at the weekend or on some other non-working day it is automatically extended to the next working day.