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  1. Legal news
    17 January 2019
    Dissecting TCL v Ericsson – what went wrong?

    Ericsson has a world-class portfolio of cellular SEPs which it is keen to license on FRAND terms, but the long-awaited decision of a California court in a case involving the Swedish company and TCL may not have ...

  2. Legal news
    24 May 2019
    Can CRISPR save the Cavendish?

    The world's most popular banana is dying. Scientists are using the gene-editing mechanism CRISPR to try and save it from extinction.

  3. Legal news
    11 March 2021
    A review of SDO IPR policies: Do they require component level licensing?

    Must owners of IP rights (IPR) that may be essential to standards offer licenses of their essential IPR to each component maker? Or do they satisfy their commitment to Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) by ...

  4. Legal news
    05 May 2021
    6th IP and Competition Forum - A New World Order for FRAND

    Bird & Bird is sponsoring the '6th IP and Competition Forum - A New World Order for FRAND' taking place 23-35 June hosted by OxFirst. Why should you be interested? You'll hear first-hand what Judges, Academics and ...

  5. Legal news
    22 February 2021
    Acquiring a Trade Mark Portfolio – Some Practical Tips

    Whilst there have been a number of unfortunate and high-profile retail causalities as a result of COVID-19, these casualties have created exciting opportunities for other retail and consumer brands looking to expand ...

  6. Legal news
    17 March 2021
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA March 2021

    In this month's report, we look at the High Court’s decision regarding service of claims out of a jurisdiction in Lyle & Scott Ltd v American Eagle Outfitters, Inc* (Miles J; [2021] EWHC 90 (Ch)). We also look at the ...

  7. Legal news
    15 February 2021
    UK customs enforcement after Brexit

    HM Revenue and Customs ("HMRC") has provided some important updates on the UK Customs Enforcement process which rights holders and representatives will now need to follow given that the transition period has ended. A ...

  8. Legal news
    04 July 2018
    Conference message optimistic about UPC/UP system's future

    At the annual Premier Cercle conference on the UPC and UP in Munich yesterday Bird & Bird lawyers from the UK and Germany joined delegates including private practice and in-house lawyers and patent attorneys, EPO ...

  9. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Brand owners cannot use intellectual property rights to restrict cross-border sales of goods in the EU

    The Commission has recently found that Nike, Sanrio and NBC Universal's non-exclusive distribution agreements of IP protected merchandise included territorial restrictions in breach of Article 101 TFEU. The ...

  10. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    Finding the Plot for Database Rights: Ordnance Survey v 77m: Database rights in and infringement of a geospatial address dataset

    In 77m Ltd v Ordnance Survey Ltd the English High Court held that a geospatial address dataset creator was liable for infringement of database rights.