1. Brexit update on EU-wide IP rights: Draft Withdrawal Agreement

    On March 20th 2018 the UK and the EU Commission published the revised draft Withdrawal Agreement detailing the current status of negotiations concerning the UK’s departure from the EU. Most of the provisions relating to intellectual property rights, including EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) and Registered Community Designs (RCDs), are detailed in Articles 50 to 57 and are coded green, meaning…

  2. Cyber Breaches and Notices – are you aware of the threats?

    The World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2018 names cyber security as one of its top areas of concern: Breaches are increasing, more than doubling over the past five years. Ransomware is on the rise. Critical infrastructure is being targeted by cyber-attacks. The trends for businesses…

  3. Lock Horror: Safe Skies fails to unpick “TSA Lock” trade mark

    There is a temptation when reading Court Judgments to look at the outcome and scoff at the individuals handling the case thinking “I could have done better than that” or “what on earth were you thinking arguing that? “. But none of us was faced with the situation as to what evidence…

  4. Crocs put foot in it with prior disclosure

  5. GDPR – It’s nearly here are you ready?

  6. UK joins Hague Agreement on International Design Registrations

  7. Technology for Transport

  8. EPO Fee Changes from 1 April 2018

  9. Fee increases for British patent applications

  10. Technology for Transport

  11. Infringement and the unitary nature of a EU trade mark: has the English Court got it wrong?

  12. ICO issues enforcement notice against the MoJ - Data Protection Update