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  1. Legal news
    21 May 2018
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA - May 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/ip-case-reports-may-2018

    This month we report on Advocate-General Szpunar's Opinion on whether the shape exclusion in Article 3(1)(e)(iii) is applicable to non-three dimensional properties such as colour and shape (Christian Louboutin v Van ...

  2. Legal news
    23 April 2018
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA - April 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/ip-case-reports-april-2018

    In this month's CIPA journal, we report on the decision in Frank Industries v Nike Retail concerning Nike's use of the LDNR sign.

  3. Legal news
    06 August 2018
    How to protect and own your online content
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/how-to-protect-and-own-your-online-content

    With so much online content out there, it’s hard to know who actually owns what you’re sharing. Emma Green, an IP lawyer at Bird & Bird, shares her top tips on how to protect your content from being reused.

  4. Legal news
    02 July 2018
    Arrow still flies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/arrow-still-flies

    During 2016 and 2017 the complex litigation about part of AbbVie's patent portfolio protecting its Humira/adalimumab product drew attention in part because of the granting of a so-called Arrow declaration.

  5. Legal news
    12 January 2021
    Brexit: English Intellectual Property law implications
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/brexit-english-intellectual-property-law-implications

    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.

  6. Legal news
    09 October 2020
    Rapid Reaction: TRP v SIS: Court of Appeal gives decision in live sports data case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/breach-of-confidence-sis-wins

    By a 2-1 majority SIS have succeeded in overturning the decision that they acted in breach of confidence by receiving raceday data from the Tote.

  7. Legal news
    15 October 2020
    Time for statutory damages?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/statutory-damages-the-uks-first-post-brexit-copyright-reform

    Phil Sherrell explains the current UK IPO consultation on whether to introduce statutory damages for copyright and other IP claims.

  8. Legal news
    22 February 2021
    The impact of Brexit on trade mark protection in the UK and EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/brexit-and-trade-marks-not-much-changes-in-2020

    As you know, the UK is leaving the EU on 31 January 2020. Except in most ways it isn't, really. As part of the Brexit process a transition period has been agreed until 31 December 2020, which is referred to as "IP ...

  9. Legal news
    06 August 2019
    Artificial creativity—is the IP system ready for robot inventors?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/artificial-creativity-is-the-ip-system-ready-for-robot-investors

    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?

  10. Legal news
    22 October 2019
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-copyright-2020

    The 10th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2020 is a practical cross-border insight into patent law, with contributing editor Phil Sherrell of Bird & Bird.