New European spirit drinks regulation EU 2019/787
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
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
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?
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.
Charging into the future - the increasing demands on battery technologies
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
Precision therapeutics for the precision medicine era
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
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
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.