Federal Court confirms that schemes are not patentable merely because they are "new and ingenious" and are implemented using a computer

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/australia/full-federal-court-confirms-that-schemes-are-not-patentable-merely-because-they-are-new

The Federal Court of Australia has found a patent directed at a digital marketing scheme no more than a list of steps to be implemented by a computer using its well-known functions, and is not a patentable invention: Commissioner of Patents v Rokt Pte Ltd ...

22 May 2020

General Court “shades” some light on 3D trademark registration

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/global/general-court-shades-some-light-on-3d-trademark-registration

In a judgment dated 26 March 2020, the General Court clarified the elusive question of the registration of signs consisting of the shape of the product as trademarks.

22 May 2020

The High Court grants PMI a Brexit-proof final injunction for EU design

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/global/the-high-court-grants-pmi-a-brexit-proof-final-injunction-for-eu-design

As previously reported in October 2018, Philip Morris International (PMI) successfully obtained a pan-EU interim injunction on the basis of a registered Community design against a Chinese manufacturer, which was attempting to launch a copycat version of PMI’s ...

12 May 2020

CJEU Decision in Royalty Pharma: More Clarity on Requirements for Supplementary Protection Certificates?

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/global/cjeu-decision-in-re-royalty-pharma

Today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its decision in the Royalty Pharma case concerning the interpretation of Art. 3 a of Regulation EC 469/2009 on Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC) (case C-650/17).

30 April 2020

A Skykick in the Teeth - Arnold LJ holds Sky's Trade Marks applied for in bad faith

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/uk/a-skykick-in-the-teeth---arnold-lj-holds-sky's-trade-marks-applied-for-in-bad-faith

Today Lord Justice Arnold handed down Judgment in the important case of Sky v Skykick. The Judgment applies the CJEU's decision of January 2020 discussed in our article here.

29 April 2020