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Double Success for Dehns   Congratulations to Dehns Partner Elaine Deyes and Managing Partner Elizabeth Jones for their wins at the recent Women in Business Legal Awards 2017. Elaine won the award for “Trade Mark Attorney of the...
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The English High Court recently ruled that the use by Victoria’s Secret (“VS”) of the term PINK as a trade mark for a range of clothing aimed at females between 18-25 infringed European Community and UK registered trade marks owned by the...
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The Nagoya Protocol implements the third objective of the Convention on Biological Diversity which relates to the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.   The purpose of the Protocol is to provide a legally...
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Q) I am the owner-manager of a fast growing barcode app service which allows users to access more detailed information on a brand or service through their smartphone. I founded the start-up five years ago. Until now, we have had limited resources to...
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The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has asked for comments on this referral, but respondents must be quick because the deadline is 29 August 2014 .  However, as usual, the IPO appreciates that this is a very tight deadline, so a short e-mail to ...
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Most forms of intellectual property are, by nature, territorial.  Obtaining the grant of a patent, trade mark or design in a particular country enables the rights owner to put up a fence around his borders.  Why then should IP owners be worried...
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The Patent Box came into effect in the UK on 1 April 2013 with the goal of encouraging innovation in the UK and increasing the attractiveness and competiveness of the UK as a place to do business.  However, although Patent Box may offer a reduction in...
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In AGA Medical Corporation v Occlutech (UK) Limited, AGA Medical Corporation’s EP (UK) patent was found to be invalid by Mr Justice Roth.  Although the Opposition Division of the EPO also revoked the patent (now under appeal), the EPO and Mr...
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The latest challenges brought by Spain against the unitary patent and unified patent court were heard by the CJEU on 1 July 2014. In cases C-146/13 and C-147/13 the Spanish government has requested the nullification of Regulations 1257/12 and 1260/12,...
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YouView TV Ltd’s CTM application for the sign YouView+ in Classes 9, 16, 38, 41 and 42 was opposed by a company called You-View.tv on the basis of likelihood of confusion with the latter’s Benelux trade mark You View (figurative) protected...