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What’s in a shape?

The Singapore Court of Appeal considers the KitKat conundrum following a relevant UK decision on shape marks.

POSTED 23 February 2017
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Notices of Appeal

The EPO Boards of Appeal consider potential confusion over an Appellant’s identity and the request defining the subject of the Appeal

POSTED 21 February 2017
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Post-grant corrections

After G 1/10, the EPO Board of Appeal considers corrections made to the claims of a granted patent during Opposition proceedings.

POSTED 14 February 2017
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The end for poisonous divisionals

The EPO’s Enlarged Board issues its decision in G 1/15

POSTED 7 February 2017
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UK Government’s Brexit white paper

Does the white paper provide any more clarification of the likely effect of Brexit on IP?

POSTED 2 February 2017
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IP collaborations

What should organisations looking to work together consider from an IP point of view?

POSTED 31 January 2017
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Six tips for SMEs on IP

Some of them may surprise you…

POSTED 31 January 2017
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More partiality questions

Does the interruption of pleadings in oral proceedings at the EPO violate procedural rights?

POSTED 24 January 2017
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Aviation, technicality and late-filed requests

Patenting of non-technical systems not ‘taking off’ at the EPO and late-filed requests not taken ‘on board’

POSTED 24 January 2017
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Colour and designs

Canadian Intellectual Property Office announces colour now registrable as an Industrial Design feature

POSTED 16 January 2017
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Changes in TM practice in China

TRAB aims to reduce backlog of cases; CTO simplifies recordals practice.

POSTED 11 January 2017
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The average consumer

The EU’s General Court considers who the average whisky consumer might be – a connoisseur or someone from the mass market?

POSTED 4 January 2017
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Staying examination and oppositions

The EPO pauses to consider the EU Commission’s opinion on the products of essentially biological processes.

POSTED 22 December 2016
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Complaints to be made public?

EPO Board of Appeal says correspondence with DQS should be made available to the Opposition Division

POSTED 22 December 2016
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Spirit and scope

The Canadian Patent Office removes objection in Manual of Patent Office Practice

POSTED 19 December 2016
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Canadian patents from 2006 to 2015

The Canadian IP Office releases its 2016 IP Canada Report covering 10 years’ worth of IP trends

POSTED 19 December 2016

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