All posts by Alex Hughes

Skykick CJEU judgement brief summary

Skykick CJEU judgement brief summary

Skykick CJEU judgement brief summary   The CJEU has today answered the questions referred by the High Court of Justice England and Wales in the Sky v Skykick case (C-371/18), which were: 1. Can an EU trade mark or a national trade mark registered in a Member State be declared wholly or partially invalid on… Read more »

CIPA Event: Mike Jennings to educate on: ‘subject matter eligibility for patent protection in Europe and US’

CIPA Event: Mike Jennings to educate on: ‘subject matter eligibility for patent protection in Europe and US’

AA Thornton’s Mike Jennings has been invited to educate UK patent attorneys on subject matter eligibility for patent protection in Europe and US, via a joint presentation for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) in Leeds on 13 February with US patent attorney Michael Piper from Conley Rose. They will discuss patenting of computer-implemented… Read more »

Patenting AI and computer simulation – an interview with Partner Mike Jennings

Patenting AI and computer simulation – an interview with Partner Mike Jennings

An interview with Mike Jennings of AA Thornton – Patenting AI and computer simulation Partner Mike Jennings is a regular speaker on patenting computer-implemented inventions (CIIs).  In this interview, we asked Mike for an update on European patenting of artificial intelligence and computer simulation. AA Thornton has a substantial practice protecting CIIs.  Clients include some… Read more »

EU Copyright Directive will not be implemented in UK

EU Copyright Directive will not be implemented in UK

EU Copyright Directive will not be implemented in UK, Partner Dan Byrne reports The UK Government has confirmed[1] that, because of the date on which the UK is to leave the EU and the length of the transition period, it will not be required to implement the EU Copyright Directive (2019/790) and that it has… Read more »

Brexit update: The dawn of a new era – Brexit becomes a reality

Brexit update: The dawn of a new era – Brexit becomes a reality

The dawn of a new era – Brexit becomes a reality   After completion of all necessary legislative stages in the UK, the EU Withdrawal Agreement has now been signed on behalf of the EU and by the UK Prime Minister.  All that remains is for the Agreement to be formally ratified by the European… Read more »

WTR article summary – Tackling the stigma of disability in IP.

WTR article summary – Tackling the stigma of disability in IP.

Tackling the stigma of disability in IP: exclusive interview with IP Ability co-chairs This article is a summary of the full article, by the same name, first posted by the World Trade Mark review, that can be found here.   Marianne Privett, AA Thornton’s Diversity & Inclusion Partner, and Francesca Rivers a Solicitor at Cancer… Read more »

AA Thornton welcomes Formalities Officer from the EPOs placement programme ‘Praktika Extern’

AA Thornton welcomes Formalities Officer from the EPOs placement programme ‘Praktika Extern’

AA Thornton welcomes Formalities Officer from the EPOs placement programme ‘Praktika Extern’ We were delighted to welcome Kamila Miklos, a Formalities Officer from the European Patent Office (EPO) Hague office to our office this week as part of our ongoing support of the EPOs placement programme ‘Praktika Extern’. In previous years we have hosted EPO… Read more »

Running an IP dispute – Podcast with LexisPSL

Running an IP dispute – Podcast with LexisPSL

AA Thornton Barrister Daniel Byrne provides an insight with Joshy Thomas, Lexis®PSL IP on running an IP dispute   In this podcast Daniel Byrne, AA Thornton and Joshy Thomas, Lexis®PSL IP provide an insight into running an IP dispute covering initial analysis of the dispute together with strategic considerations and initial actions to be taken… Read more »

AAT Insights – Are some applicants gaming the system?

AAT Insights – Are some applicants gaming the system?

Partner and Retail team member Ian Gill gives a short insight into defending WowWee’s rights against Chinese applicants Visit our youtube channel for more videos like this. If you are unable to view the video above, below is an accessible version: Those with young children will likely have heard of Fingerlings, but for those who have… Read more »

ROCK CITY (Opposition), UK IPO, 1st July 2019

ROCK CITY (Opposition), UK IPO, 1st July 2019

Senior Associate and Trade Mark Attorney Louise Foster reports on the ROCK CITY opposition in the October / November issue of the CITMA Review This article was first published in the October / November issue of the CITMA Review   O/363/19, ROCK CITY (Opposition), UK IPO, 1st July 2019 On 21st January 2015, White Outline… Read more »

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