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Defences to infringement in the EU trademark reforms: a mixed bag

EU31-07-2017Simon Chapman and Oliver Fairhurst

The EU trademark reforms, most of which were introduced at the start of 2016, issued new rules on the defences available to infringement. But as Simon Chapman and Oliver Fairhurst of Lewis Silkin find out, they have provided a mixed bag for rights owners.

UPC: legislative work remains for the UK and Germany

Germany, UK19-07-2017Paul England and Britta Bröker

The UK and Germany still have work to do in order to fully sign off the Unified Patent Court before it can come into effect, as Paul England and Britta Bröker of Taylor Wessing report.

How patent owners should prepare for the UPC

EU10-07-2017Alexandra Pearson and Katie McConnell

Although its introduction is likely to be delayed, probably into 2018, the Unified Patent Court represents a radical shakeup of the European patent system, and there are several key considerations for patent owners, say Alexandra Pearson and Katie McConnell of Hogan Lovells.

EU trademark reforms: small but important tweaks

EU07-07-2017Carola Onken

Absolute grounds for refusal formed an important part of the EU trademark reform package, but the full impact of the changes will be ironed out by the courts, says Carola Onken of Klaka Rechtsanwälte.

Spare parts: exceptions to design rights protection

Turkey30-06-2017Işık Özdoğan and Ezgi Baklacı

Turkey has developed a reputation over the last decade as an important player in Europe’s automotive industry. Significant local investment has supported the country to earn a reputation for having important original equivalent spare parts manufacturers. General legislative trends also suggest a wider policy intention to promote and encourage the equivalent parts segment of the industry.

Estoppel: putting a stop to repeat offenders

US29-06-2017John Isacson

The case law surrounding estoppel in inter partes reviews is still being developed, but there is some useful guidance so far, says John Isacson of Perkins Coie.

Blocking copyright infringement online

Sweden29-06-2017Petter Rindforth

On February 13, 2017 the new Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal issued a decision that internet service provider Bredbandsbolaget has to implement technical blocking measures for three years to prevent its subscribers from accessing file-sharing sites The Pirate Bay and SweFilmer.

Conference preview: CEO of Bayer Intellectual Property Gmbh, Head of IP Bayer Group

Germany, International27-06-2017

Ahead of the Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court 2017 conference in Munich on July 5, Jörg Thomaier, CEO of Bayer Intellectual Property Gmbh, discusses how the pharmaceutical company will approach opting its patents into or out of the new system.

Assessing the patent landscape

UK21-06-2017Rob Poolman and Tim Campbell

With PatBase, an online patent database created by Minesoft, users can generate patent landscape reports to enhance their searches. Rob Poolman and Tim Campbell of Minesoft explain more.

The new US administration: still more questions than answers

International, US18-06-2017Travis Johnson

Companies concerned with IP protection and enforcement are wondering what President Donald Trump’s administration will mean for them, says Travis Johnson of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition.

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