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30 Jun 2022
Something to wine about

In this article, Joseph Letang, Partner in the Dehns Trade Marks Group, warns against claiming rights in descriptive terms.

17 Jun 2022
Protection for Plant Varieties in Europe

Whilst patent protection from the European Patent Office for individual plant varieties is excluded by Article 53(b) EPC, it is possible to obtain plant variety rights in Europe under the UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants) provisions by applying to the Community Plant Variety Office. In order to obtain plant variety protection in Europe, there are several requirements which must be met by the variety.

15 Jun 2022
The European Bolar exemption from infringement

Under the so-called ‘Bolar’ exemption, clinical trials for generics and biosimilars are exempt from infringement. In some European countries, including the UK, the exemption even extends to innovative products.

15 Jun 2022
The IP Podcast (Season 2 Ep. 1) – NFTs

In the first episode of Season 2 of The IP Podcast, Dehns Partner Tim Wilson takes a look at NFTs and the main IP issues surrounding them.

07 Jun 2022
Implications of The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill on the Life Science IP Sector

The Genetic Technology Bill – announced on the 25 May 2022 by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) – aims to take advantage of the UK’s post-Brexit position and relax the regulation around precision breeding.

09 May 2022
Case analysis: ABP Technology Ltd v Voyetra Turtle Beach

When justice needs to be seen to be done: Paul Harris, Head of Litigation at Dehns, provides a case analysis of ABP Technology Ltd v Voyetra Turtle Beach.

27 Apr 2022
Account of profits in IPEC: when counting paper clips does matter

Paul Harris, Head of Litigation at Dehns, discusses a trial of an account of profits.

22 Mar 2022
Logos sufficient to distinguish descriptive word marks

In this article, Paul Harris, Dehns’ Head of Litigation, reviews the recent Wineapp Ltd v Johnson case.

14 Feb 2022
Licensing design rights and the burden of protection

In this article, Paul Harris, Dehns’ Head of Litigation, reviews the recent Evans V Joseph Joseph Ltd case which considers the licensing of design rights and the burden of protection.

17 Jan 2022
Proceed with caution: pre- and post-characterising claims ahead

Paul Harris, Head of Litigation at Dehns, discusses a rare case which highlights the need for caution in both drafting around prior art provided by the inventor/applicant and giving validity opinions on the same.

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