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. Data Protection: New EU ePrivacy Code, Cambridge Analytica fined…

    European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) broadens scope of the ePrivacy Directive

  3. Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2018

    Please note that over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, our office opening hours will be as follows:

  4. EPO Board of Appeal Resists EU Intervention on Patentability of Plants and Plant Products

  5. Data Protection: Beware staff curiosity; Germany accepts mitigation in 1st GDPR fine; Marriott…

  6. EPO user consultation on the possible introduction of a postponed examination system

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

  8. Inside IP Autumn Winter 2018

  9. Inside IP Autumn Winter 2018

  10. Patenting the Internet of Things

  11. European Patent Office News

  12. Trade mark specifications