What is a Trade Mark? Trade Marks are exactly that: a ‘mark’ of some kind that is used in the course of trade, specifically those that act as a badge of origin of the goods or services with which they are connected. This is important to both a buyer and to a seller – the […]
The Patent system is a complex procedure that one must pass through to gain valuable Patent Rights from an initial inventive concept. This brief overview sets out the general stages involved in the procedure and some of the terminology that you might come across.
A bumper crop of SPC rulings from the CJEU - Part 1: When is an ingredient “active”? For those having an interest in Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs), the months spanning November 2013 to February 2014 have been an important period. Thus is because the CJEU has produced no fewer than six judgments and one Advocate-General’s [...]
A case for innovation in management of strategic IP Experience operating a specialist IP rights restorations group shows strategic IP commonly enjoys stewardship in the performance of IP processes no higher than for other IP – to a significant extent, one size fits all. Evidence from in-house and private practice surveys we conducted supports our [...]
A bumper crop of SPC rulings from the CJEU - Part 2: The latest rulings on Article 3 This article, the last in a series of three, discusses the latest rulings from the CJEU in connection with Article 13 of the SPC legislation. Author - Dr Mike Snodin From this page you can download an Avidity [...]