Inside IP Spring Summer 2018

Features a roundup of the latest cases and developments in IP.


Europe’s new aviation vision: is electric the future? - Jack Rogan analyses the future of air travel when we exhaust the supply of non-renewable energy sources.

Update on UKIPO and EPO fee changes - Rob Cork provides the necessary details.

BrewDog wins trade mark dispute against Elvis Presley’s estate - David Yeomans delves deeper into this decision.

The yeasty boys: how vegan innovators are changing the foods we eat - Catrin Petty explores how increased demand is leading innovation in vegan products.

The advantages of registered design protection - George Hudson looks at the common dilemmas for designers looking to protect a new design and the things you should consider when approaching these.

Registering assignments at the EPO - Siân Gill looks at the requirement for assignments to be signed by or on behalf of all parties.

If you alter your mark, then register it! - David Birchall explains the importance of registration.

The birth of biotech. 2018 marks the anniversary of groundbreaking areas of research in biotechnology - Megan Booth and Kate McNamara review related areas of patent law.

SPC update - The lack of clarity in the SPC regulations has continued to lead to referrals to the CJEU, seeking guidance on the interpretation and application of the regulations. Siân Gill explains.

The General Data Protection Regulation – are you compliant? - James Tumbridge and Kate Woolhouse discuss the new regulations which became enforceable on May 25 2018.

CRISPR – testing the fundamentals of patent law - Matt Handley looks at how CRISPR technology has the potential to revolutionise medicine and the effects this is having on patent law.

Does this taste like Champagne your honour? - Gloria Parmesan clarifies the use of protected terms such as ‘Champagne’.

Venner Shipley News

Patent Box – is it time to take advantage? - Ian Grey provides an update.

Case law update - Siân Gill informs us of general case law updates and a welcome SPC update.

Collaborating with others – potential pitfalls, and how to avoid them - Rob Cork provides some practical suggestions.

An update on the UPC - Peter Thorniley discusses the latest updates on the UPC.