When do clinical trial consent disclosures render a patent invalid?


In the recent case of InterPharma Pty Ltd v Hospira Inc (No 5) [2019] FCA 960 the Australian Federal Court has given patentees guidance as to novelty preserving practice in the conduct of clinical trials.

24 July 2019

Implications of the controversial German Court judgment in the Renckhoff case


The German Federal Court applied the CJEU judgment which confirmed that the re-posting of a copyright protected work on a third party website constitutes a copyright violation. It will be interesting to see how European Courts apply this recent decision.

22 July 2019

German trade mark cancelled in part due to non-use


This year, the Higher Regional Court of Nuremburg issued an order in a cancellation action brought against a German trade mark for electric bicycles. It was held that third parties can seek to revoke a registered trade mark if the trade mark has not been used ...

10 July 2019

The Rolling Stones and the Verve Dispute Resolved


After over 20 years, the infamous copyright dispute between the Rolling Stones and The Verve has been resolved. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have signed over their share of the copyright in 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' to the frontman of The Verve, Richard ...

13 June 2019

High end brand owners can prevent goods being sold by third parties


The CJEU has ruled that luxury brand owners can implement a selective distribution system in order to protection the image of their luxury products. The criteria for entry into the system must be objective, and applied in a non-discriminatory manner. ...

22 May 2019