Brexit an IP Summary
Although the UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020, this will become effective in practice on 1 January 2021 (‘actual Brexit day’), the day after the end of the current transition period. There now appears to be very little chance of...
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...
Fintech 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.
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...
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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.
31 January 2020 is Brexit day – but nothing changes
Following the signing off of the Withdrawal Agreement by the European Union Parliament on 29 January 2020, the United Kingdom will no longer be a member of the European Union (EU) with effect from 11pm on 31 January 2020.