1. Big Mac - Big Mistake. How did McDonald’s lose rights in BIG MAC?

    On 15 January 2019, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”) cancelled one of McDonald’s EU trade mark registrations. This was not just any old mark, the EUIPO cancelled McDonald’s EU registration no. 62638 for “BIG MAC”.

  2. One year on – the impact of Actavis v Eli Lilly in the UK courts

    Over a year has passed since the Supreme Court handed down its groundbreaking decision in Actavis v Eli Lilly in July 2017. The landmark decision fundamentally changed the UK’s approach to the scope of protection of patent claims and infringement by equivalents, and opened the door (ever…

  3. Inside IP Autumn Winter 2018

    Venner Shipley's Intellectual Property News featuring a roundup of the latest developments and cases in IP.

  4. Patenting the Internet of Things

  5. European Patent Office News

  6. Trade mark specifications

  7. New EU Trade Mark Directive

  8. Updates to the EPO Guidelines

  9. CERN: the Large Hadron Collider

  10. Yes, it’s German, but is it Scotch?

  11. Trade mark protection for a growing cannabis market

  12. Is it the end of the ICE age?