Clarity from EPO on Priority Entitlement in Patent Proceedings

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO recently delivered its long-awaited decision in the consolidated cases G 1/22 and G 2/22, bringing much-needed clarity to the contentious issue of priority entitlement. This decision not only reaffirms the EPO’s authority to assess entitlement to priority but also upholds the validity of the “PCT Joint Applicants… Read more »

Mike Jennings recognised in IAM Strategy 300

Mike Jennings has been recognised in the IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2023 (and in 2022). The IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2023 is an annual listing of individuals who lead the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximise the value of IP portfolios. Mike Jennings… Read more »

AA Thornton’s IP Experts recognised in Who’s Who Legal 2023

Craig Turner and Ian Gill have been recognised in the Who’s Who Legal 2023 guide. Who’s Who Legal: IP recognises patent, trademark and copyright lawyers around the world who stand out for their excellence in both contentious and transactional matters. Craig Turner, Partner and UK Chartered and European Patent Attorney, is widely acknowledged as an… Read more »

From Locale to Label: Geographical Indications as Product Passports

In the evolving landscape of branding, a new trend is emerging where brands are embracing more than names, logos and packaging to differentiate their products. Imagine products having their own passports, which share stories about their origins and what makes them truly distinctive. These passports exist and they are known as Geographical Indications or simply… Read more »

Celebrating Success: AA Thornton Recognised for Patent Expertise

Europe's leading patent firm recognised for patent expertise.

The partners of AA Thornton wish to thank our clients for their positive feedback and endorsements that have led to recent awards and our continued ranking as one of Europe’s leading patent firms. Our attorneys, Adrian Bennett, Craig Turner and Mike Jennings have been recognised for their patent expertise in the IAM Patent 1000 – The… Read more »

AA Thornton Shortlisted for MIP Awards

We are thrilled to share that Managing Intellectual Property has shortlisted AA Thornton in two categories at this year’s Managing IP EMEA Awards 2023. Congratulations to our Legal & Litigation team for their nominations. Categories Patent Disputes Trade Mark Disputes The Managing IP annual awards ceremony highlights the achievements made in the IP industry, across… Read more »

Why are there so few women inventors?

Women inventors : Leading businesses, fueling scientific advancements, inspiring trends, and driving trans formative change.

Around the world women are building businesses, driving scientific breakthroughs, setting new trends and propelling change. World IP Day 2023 celebrates the achievements of women inventors, creators and entrepreneurs and their ground-breaking work. Led by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) it also flags an issue: ‘Too few women are participating in the intellectual property (IP)… Read more »