New European spirit drinks regulation EU 2019/787

Dydra Donath

Dydra Donath
24 Jul 2019

Dydra Donath breaks down the new regulation the EU has placed on spirit drink trademarks. Article originally published in the Trademark Lawyer. Read.

Cultured meat - food for thought

Adam Gregory

Adam Gregory
23 Jul 2019

Cultured meat is rapidly emerging alongside plant-and microorganism-based alternative meat products as a future ‘clean meat’.  It is made by growing.

EPO Quality Report 2018

Tom Furnival

Tom Furnival
12 Jul 2019

July has seen the publishing of the European Patent Office’s (EPO) 2018 Quality Report.  This is the first to be released under the direction of the.

New Rules of Procedure at the Boards of Appeal – what does this mean for patentees and opponents?

Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes
09 Jul 2019

Revised Rules of Procedure at the Boards of Appeal have been approved by The Administrative Council of the EPO. The Rules will come into force on 1.

A Myriad of effects

Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes
05 Jul 2019

Even though the decision in Myriad is now 6 years old and there have been several follow-on cases, the general principles still hold true. Here, Emily.

Charging into the future - the increasing demands on battery technologies

Sam Bailey

Sam Bailey
27 Jun 2019

Battery technology is an area of constant innovation.  For years we have been trying to squeeze a little bit more performance from our electronic.

Data and security issues in a world of connected cars

Christoph Moeller

Christoph Moeller
26 Jun 2019

Mobility patterns are changing and technological innovations in electrification, connectivity and autonomy are driving this change. The automobiles of.

Gender medicine – deriving novelty from treating women?

Frances Salisbury

Frances Salisbury
26 Jun 2019

When you hear the term “gender medicine”, what comes to mind? For many people, the term is associated with reproductive health issues, such as.

Three-stripes and you’re out: Adidas lose trade mark battle

Kate O'Rourke

Kate O'Rourke
21 Jun 2019

Adidas’ famed three-stripe logo has been deemed as lacking “distinctive character”. The General Court of the European Union (EGC) upheld the decision.

Singapore biotech start-ups: the importance of patent protection

Adam Gregory

Adam Gregory
21 Jun 2019

Singapore’s biotech industry plays a key role in shaping the country’s future economy. This is largely thanks to an initiative launched in 2000 aimed.

Tips from the top: inspiring women in technology

Anna Mudge

Anna Mudge
19 Jun 2019

You may be surprised to hear that only 17% of those working in Technology in the UK are female. With this figure in mind, it’s important that others.

Medicinal cannabis: recent changes and future innovations

Callum McGuinn

Callum McGuinn
18 Jun 2019

Government policy on the prescription of cannabis-derived medicines has undergone some interesting and important changes over the past few months, both.

EU approves first gene therapy for patients with a mild form of β-Thalassemia

Frances Salisbury

Frances Salisbury
04 Jun 2019

Exciting news in the personalised medicine space – the EU has just approved the first gene therapy for patients with a mild form of β-Thalassemia. .

The journey of rLoop - a new technology innovation network disrupting the world of transport and IP

Graeme Moore

Graeme Moore
29 May 2019

As a child growing up in Blackburn, near Manchester, UK, Ilyas Vali dreamed of owning a dog. He wanted a German shepherd, but in his community keeping.

A single to Singapore please: the rise in on-demand bus services

Christoph Moeller

Christoph Moeller
24 May 2019

Discussion about future mobility tends to focus on the strategies of the major car manufacturers and the tech giants. But some of the most interesting.

Glen Buchenbach - Scotch whisky?

Dydra Donath

Dydra Donath
20 May 2019

Originally published in The Trademark Lawyer, Dydra Donath discusses the recent CJEU decision on the long-running battle between TSWA and Germany.

Protecting the ‘Trojan horse’ drug key to keeping a struggling field viable

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith
20 May 2019

An Expert View.

Precision therapeutics for the precision medicine era

Adam Gregory

Adam Gregory
17 May 2019

In recent years we have seen dramatic advances in our understanding of the intricate and dynamic relationships that underpin our immune responses. This.

Personalised medicine: patient stratification

Simon Kiddle

Simon Kiddle
29 Apr 2019

While the general idea of customising treatment to patients is not new, the degree to which treatments may be tailored to patient subgroups defined by.

Update: implications for oppositions based upon earlier UK rights after Brexit

Kate O'Rourke

Kate O'Rourke
18 Apr 2019

Following the granting of a further extension of the deadline for the UK to leave the European Union (EU), the European Union Intellectual Property.