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Brexit update – A summary of the UK’s arrangements for EU IP rights if Brexit takes effect on 31 October

Brexit update – A summary of the UK’s arrangements for EU IP rights if Brexit takes effect on 31 October

Trick or Treat? A summary of the UK’s arrangements for EU IP rights if Brexit takes effect on 31 October Background It is over 3 years since the UK carried out a referendum on its membership of the European Union (EU), and the public’s decision then was that the UK should leave the EU. Subsequent… Read more »

Registered designs and the grace period in the EU

Registered designs and the grace period in the EU

Trade Mark Attorney Sarah Neil summarises the grace period for filing registered designs which has caught out several clients in recent years. Recently, we have seen an increasing number of clients fighting against the clock in an effort to try to obtain registered design protection before the grace period expires. The concept of time limits… Read more »

Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle and Connected Automated Mobility 2019

Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle and Connected Automated Mobility 2019

Automotive team members Marianne Privett and Nikesh Patel report on the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle and Connected Automated Mobility 2019 event On the 4th and 5th of September, Patent Attorneys Nikesh Patel, Marianne Privett and David Blair attended the co-hosted Cenex-LCV (Low Carbon Vehicle) and Cenex-CAM (Connected Automated Mobility) events at Millbrook Proving Ground. With visitor numbers increasing every year, the events… Read more »

AA Thornton welcome two new Partners

AA Thornton welcome two new Partners

AA Thornton appoint two new Partners in their Litigation Department The Partners of AA Thornton are delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Spink and Dan Byrne, who recently joined the firm as Partners in the Litigation department. Commenting on the appointment, Geoff Hussey, Partner said: “I am absolutely delighted that such highly skilled and experienced… Read more »

A storm in a snow globe

A storm in a snow globe

Asahi’s recent success in obtaining a UK registration for the mark SNOW GLOBE despite opposition based on rights in SNOW.   Asahi Holdings UK Limited has successfully defended an opposition against its UK application for the mark SNOW GLOBE. At first glance, the decision may seem surprising to some, but it reinforces some fundamental and,… Read more »

CJEU clips Red Bull’s wings

CJEU clips Red Bull’s wings

In a disappointing end to the long running defence of its registrations for the colours blue and silver, Red Bull’s EU trade marks have finally been declared invalid. On 29 July 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) finally put an end to Red Bull’s five year battle to defend its EU… Read more »

AA Thornton takes part in 2019 Standard Chartered City Race

AA Thornton takes part in 2019 Standard Chartered City Race

Nine years running… On Tuesday 16th July, a team of willing and enthusiastic runners from AA Thornton took part in the Standard Chartered Great City Race.   This is an annual 5km road race around closed off streets of the City of London which this year had a record 5,592 participants all helping to raise… Read more »

New Patent Rules in Canada

New Patent Rules in Canada

New Patent Rules in Canada from 30 October 2019 Amendments published recently will bring Canadian Patent Rules into conformity with the Patent Law Treaty and thus into line with the majority of patent laws in force around the world. The full text of the revised rules can be found here.  A summary of the main… Read more »

Revision of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

Revision of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

Stuart Greenwood summarises the revisions of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal which will come into force on 1 January 2020 This article was updated on 15th August 2019. In an effort to “increase efficiency” the EPO’s Administrative Council recently approved amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal… Read more »

Let’s cut to the CHEESE – a banquet of IP updates

Let’s cut to the CHEESE – a banquet of IP updates

Sarah Neil serves up four delicious courses which stretch the boundaries of Intellectual Property in the food industry Here at AAT we love food. Not only do we love eating food, we love cooking food, thinking about food and talking about food. We also love combining food with our other passion: IP. In recent years,… Read more »

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