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Our reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA Journal cover decisions from the UK High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and, from an EU perspective, include opinions of the Advocate General and judgments of the ...
Last night we were awarded 'Global Patent Firm of the Year' at the 5th annual Who's Who Legal Awards in London. This achievement showcases the international strength and quality of our teams and confirms our ...
Our colleague and partner, Rebecca O'Kelly-Gillard is featured as one of The National Law Journal’s “Intellectual Property Trailblazers” for 2020. The profile highlights her development of Bird & Bird’s brand protection ...
The UK exits the EU on 31st January 2020. By virtue of the transitional period in the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law will continue to apply in and in relation to the UK only until the 31st December 2020.
In this month's report, we look at the UK High Court's recent guidance to the Intellectual Property Office on bad faith applications in Trump International Ltd v DTTM Operations LLC  EWHC 769 (Ch).
The 8th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2019 is a practical cross-border insight into trade mark work. We have contributed two chapters covering trade marks in the UK and ...
This month we report on whether the High Court had jurisdiction on the basis of targeting (easyGroup Limited v Easy Fly Express Limited & Anr) and the General Court's decision in the Apple and Pear trade mark opposition.
We analyse the questions referred to the Court of Justice by the Brussels Court of Appeal in Mitsubishi v Duma Forklifts and on the recent IPEC decision in Nomination Di Antonio E Paolo Gensini SNC & Anr on exhaustion.
This month we report on the liability of the NHS for trade mark infringement. We also report on an opposition based on earlier unregistered rights in the mark TURBO-K.
According to current UK patent law, if AI was to invent something, would the creator of the AI be able to patent it? Who would be the inventor and to whom would the invention belong?