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    Disclaimers: The Enlarged Board of Appeal provides welcome clarification

    The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) recently issued the much anticipated decision G 1/16 on undisclosed disclaimers. The decision sets out that G 2/10, which dealt with disclosed disclaimers, is not the relevant test when assessing undisclosed disclaimers. Undisclosed disclaimers shall instead follow the earlier decision, G 1/03.


    Victory for The Black & Decker Corporation in trade mark infringement

    Today, 21 December 2017, the Venner Shipley team of Paul Harris, Kate Woolhouse and Haiyue Yu, ably assisted by barrister, Jonathan Moss (Hogarth Chambers) secured victory for client Stanley Black & Decker/The Black & Decker Corporation, in beating off a challenge by former licensee, Dvize bv, to the English Court’s jurisdiction, and trade mark infringement.


    Jan Walaski

    Jan has been with Venner Shipley for over 20 years and is the firm’s Managing Partner, as well as heading up the Electronics Group. He is a Chartered and European Patent Attorney and solicitor.