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A titanic appeal sunk by an ice cube; miniscule use supports an EU registration and UK common law rights
UK AFA – new procedure for recording IP rights with UK customs authorities
April AI Report 2021 – Copyright
April AI Report 2021 – Designs
April AI Report 2021 – Trade marks
G1/21 – EPO continues oral proceedings by videoconference in examination and opposition
UK Government ‘call for views on AI & IP’ response – Patents
G1/19 decision – Patenting Computer Simulation in Europe
Appeals to the Appointed Person in the UK – the unappealing truth (part 3)
An assignment in gross, or not? What happened to the goodwill?
Lack of enablement in Amgen v Sanofi and Regeneron
What’s cooking? Tefal gets red light for the ‘red spot’
Patenting in the Pandemic
UKIPO “Green Channel” – can the patent system encourage more innovation in green technologies?
UK IPO unveils new scheme for protecting Geographical Indications in the UK
AI and IP – A report on CIPA’s Computer Technology Committee recommendations on AI and IP
Creating a Corona Vaccine – how IP rights may play a part in its protection
First use of STEALTH mark prevails again
Trade mark rights IN THE RED!
UK Intellectual Property Office – new rules soon on address for service
It’s the Most Wonderful Mark of the Year: legal protection and use of seasonal slogan marks
Appeals to the Appointed Person in the UK – the unappealing truth
Defender or Pretender?
BioScience Today – Is your IP Strategy fit for purpose?
How do you win the battle against online trade mark infringement?
Access to Intellectual Property (IP) Rights in a Time of Emergency – Patent Pools and Beyond
Artificial Intelligence: Patentability and Inventorship in Europe
WTR Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020
Videoconferencing tips for EPO success
The Court of Appeal in Mexichem confirms the utility of ‘Arrow’ declarations is highly fact specific
Diversification of transport technology backed by UK Government funding
WORLD IP DAY 2020: “INNOVATE FOR A GREEN FUTURE” – THREE GREEN TECH COMPANIES SPEAK TO AA THORNTON ABOUT THE ROLE IP HAS PLAYED IN MAKING THEIR BUSINESS A SUCCESS
Returning to the Fold – the New Direction in Mobile Phone Designs
THREE GREEN TECH COMPANIES SPEAK TO AA THORNTON ABOUT WHY THEY HAVE CHOSEN THE SUSTAINABLE PATH
Innovation vs. Standardisation – Seeing the Light?
Jet Suits – Making Your Commute A Breeze?
Appeals to the Appointed Person in the UK – the unappealing truth
Legal update – UK IPO COVID-19 response
Playing detective with patent databases
Artificial Intelligence – Our March 2020 report
Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19
Red Bull takes infringement matter by the horns
F1 teams join fight against COVID-19
The benefits of Artificial Intelligence in the field of IP
The challenges of Artificial Intelligence in the field of IP
Artificial Intelligence and Trade Marks
AA Thornton Go Electric with Ford
BioScience Today article: Shanks v Unilever – An opening of the claim floodgates?
Will Mercedes’ steering innovation send their drivers round the bend?
Legal update – Sky v Skykick a closer analysis
Kicking up a storm – a breakdown of Nike’s ground-breaking and controversial range of running shoes
Patenting AI and computer simulation – an interview with Partner Mike Jennings
EU Copyright Directive will not be implemented in UK
WTR article summary – Tackling the stigma of disability in IP.
Running an IP dispute – Podcast with LexisPSL
First use of STEALTH mark prevails
AAT Insights – Are some applicants gaming the system?
ROCK CITY (Opposition), UK IPO, 1st July 2019
Website blocking injunction Nintendo v Sky UK Ltd
House Marks: the Big Boys on the Block – a European perspective
News in brief from the pharma and medical devices sectors – Summer 2019 trade mark decisions from the UK and EU
EUIPO cancels MasterCard registrations: there are some things even MasterCard can’t buy
Brexit update – A summary of the UK’s arrangements for EU IP rights if Brexit takes effect on 31 October
Registered designs and the grace period in the EU
A storm in a snow globe
CJEU clips Red Bull’s wings
New Patent Rules in Canada
Revision of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal
Let’s cut to the CHEESE – a banquet of IP updates
IC what you did there…
World Intellectual Property Day 2019 – Innovation in Sports
AAT Insights – Electric car innovation in patents
Jet suit patent granted…but what’s new?
Patent protection of medical devices
AA Thornton attends the Wearable Technology Show 2019
‘Being flexible’ by Stuart Greenwood
Brexit update: EU Trade Marks
Google Get Lucky
East Anglia Business Magazine: The Importance of Intellectual Property
Brexit update – January 2019
Brexit update – December 2018
RACETECH: The problem of counterfeiting in Motorsport
BioScience Today – Patenting aerospace medicines
Landmark UK Supreme Court Judgment in Warner Lambert v Generics (Mylan) & Actavis (Pregabalin / Lyrica)
The Internet of Things – IoT
Protection for cannabis-based IP
J. Choo Limited v Liangliang Ren
EU: Falsified Medicines Directive: Implications for parallel importers and of Brexit
WIPO Magazine has announced the launch of a new tool linking patents and drugs: Pat-INFORMED
“It’s immoral!” – Pitfalls of failing to register your trademarks; increased risks in China
Brexit: Considerations for European Union Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs
Preparations for AI patenting in Europe
UK and the UPC: What Will Happen Post-Brexit?
Assessment of “plausibility” requirement from the EPO perspective
Anti-counterfeiting 2018 – A Global Guide
Is it true that if you don’t use it you lose it?
The Carbon Car
CRISPR: the gene editing tool and related patents
Relaxing the tension between Publishing and Patenting: Practical Hints and Tips – Part two
Relaxing the tension between Publishing and Patenting: The Legal Basis for Tension – Part One
The use of silk in medical devices
“Working Statements” at the Indian Patent Office – a recent petition may provide some much needed guidance
Mighty MasSpec Pen
IP helps Koenigsegg keep engine development ticking over
A picture of health – how Bosch is making Hospitals smarter
Michelin’s X is king
IP Audits – What are they, and why should you have one?
Current summary of the UK Patent Box regime
AA Thornton’s guide to Government Grants, Loans and Tax Relief for Innovative SMEs and Start-ups
CJEU confirms the territorial scope of a pan-European injunction in relation to Registered Community Designs
The return of the doctrine equivalents – a WIPR article by Geoff Hussey & Varuni Paranavitane
A patent history of atrial septal defect closure devices
The Madrid Union welcomes its 100th member as Indonesia joins the International Trade Mark System
EU – trade mark legislation changes – part 2
UK-China IP Symposium highlights importance of innovation
Partner Ian Gill gives a talk on ‘Practical Advice for the Creative Industries’
The pitfalls of online shopping
FDA clears adherence monitoring inhalation device
Microsoft and Halliburton collaborate to digitally transform the oil and gas industry
Standards – what can the IP sector learn from the automotive industry?
Hybrid Vehicles – a simple guide
Bosch driving car safety revolution – #STOPTHECRASH
Turning a corner – overcoming a bad biking habit
Webmarking registered designs
New European Medical Devices Regulations – Improving standards for Patients
English courts permit the grant of ‘Arrow’ declarations in the interest of providing commercial certainty
Reversing my view of Parking Assist
European patents no longer available for plants and animals obtained exclusively by means of an essentially biological process
Actavis v Eli Lilly: UK Supreme Court reformulates patent infringement test
Change of Rules 27 and 28 regarding patentability of plants and animals at the EPO
Reforms to the UK legislation relating to Unjustified Threats actions
Trade Mark licences in Saudi Arabia – You need to record them!
For those about to rock at Glastonbury Festival…
The KitKat case: To protect or not to protect: The fine lines
Wrong number for Napp Pharmaceuticals in UK Buprenorphine infringement cases
Then & Now – Brexit
Paclitaxel SPC bound to fail
February Focus on China
Jimmy Choo stomps on cybersquatting
February Focus on China
Cupid’s arrow hits the mark: eHarmony succeed in opposing registration of “matchedharmony”
The UK is leaving the European Union…so what now for IP rights in Europe?
February Focus on China
‘A.A. Thornton: the best of both worlds’ an article by Geoff Hussey, Partner
Co-existence of Trade Marks: European and the UK
Genuine use in the EU
Proposed reforms to the UK legislation relating to Unjustified Threats actions
UKIPO publishes registered designs guidance
EU Trade Secrets Directive
Changes to the UK Patent Box – 30 June deadline
An ethical victory at the EPO in the coffee war
UK High Court finds patent for Metoject® technology invalid on the ground of obviousness
Can you keep up with the PACE?
Effects on IP rights should the UK exit from the European Union
UPC opt-out fee abolished
An economy of ideas
New year, New laws
Actavis v Eli Lilly
To protect or not to protect: Maybe!
Rio Olympic Games brand guidelines
Proposed changes to UK Patent Box
Validation of European Patents in Moldova
To protect or not to protect, that is the question!
Webmarking of Registered Designs
UK IPO issues Practice Amendment Notice (1/15)
Adjusted proposals for Unitary Patent fees considered by Select Committee
The EPO clear things up
New gTLD .sucks for brand owners…
What will be the cost of obtaining Unitary Patent protection?
Design Opinions Service
An opinion on Opinions
Patenting will significantly reduce tax burden for many UK companies
Swiss claims – Full of holes?
Continuing expansion of the Patent Prosecution Highway
Cost savings now available, following Norway’s accession to the London Agreement
A victory for Rihanna in the use of her image
Anti-counterfeiting measures at the EU border – Applications for action by EU Customs
Validation of European Patents in Morocco
USPTO publishes guidance on patent eligibility
‘Fast Track’ processing of community trade mark applications
Software-controlled “circumvention” of a problem fails to impress UK Court of Appeal
For your ‘Must Do’ list – record your Design development history
A new defence to patent infringement in the UK
Foreign words as trade marks in Europe and UK
A victory for rights holders over ISPs in obtaining blocking orders
Domain name complaints under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)
The CTM: then and now, and why national trade mark registrations are still important
Changes to UK Design Law
Eli Lilly v Human Genome Sciences Ltd
Webmarking of patented products
Amendments to PCT regulations
Changes to New Zealand patent law
Shanks v Unilever Plc & Others
Retail store layout can be registered as a Trade Mark in Europe
European patent validation agreement signed with Tunisia
Medical use claims in Europe – does the format of the claim matter?
.uk domain names launch
China – are your trade marks protected?
Denmark to ratify the Unified Patent Court agreement
French Polynesia – changes to the system for Trade Mark protection
UK High Court not receptive to Herceptin dosage regime
Does intellectual property law strengthen and reward innovation?
Design Protection – black and white, or a grey area?
Update: GPPH Pilot Scheme
EPO announces new divisional application fees
GPPH Pilot Scheme
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