In its hotly anticipated ruling in the Coty case, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has held that, in the context of a selective distribution system, a restriction imposed on an authorised retailer not to sell the goods through … Continue reading
Our regular Patent and Pharma Update aims to keep you informed of recent developments in United Kingdom and European law relating to patents and the pharmaceutical industry.
UK Court takes tough stance on party unwilling to take Worldwide licence on FRAND terms. The UK High Court has handed down its first decision determining FRAND royalties, and has provided clear guidance as to the rights and obligations of … Continue reading
3D Printing and IP – Herbert Smith Freehills publishes Practice Note on 3D printing published by Practical Law IP&IT
Our Practice Note on 3D printing published by Practical Law here: https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/Document/I3466c5d71a1711e798dc8b09b4f043e0/View/FullText.html?transitionType=SearchItem&contextData=(sc.Search)&firstPage=true&bhcp=1 provides an overview of the 3D printing industry and highlights the challenges for intellectual property (IP) rights-holders when seeking to enforce their rights if they are infringed by 3D … Continue reading
Whatever future relationship the UK has with the rest of the EU, the effect of the Great Repeal Bill, once enacted, will mean that any existing intellectual property law having effect in the UK will continue to apply as it … Continue reading
Our regular patent and pharma update aims to keep you informed of recent developments in United Kingdom and European law relating to patents and the pharmaceutical industry.
We set out our thoughts and predictions upon how protection and enforcement of IP in the UK may be impacted once Brexit arrives. We have also suggested some immediate action points for consideration in the weeks or months to come, … Continue reading
In their article for PLC Magazine (October 2016), Joel Smith and Jessica Welborn discuss the continued importance of the consistent and effective protection of trade secrets for businesses operating across Europe post-Brexit and the impact the new Trade Secrets Directive, … Continue reading
In her Editorial for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Rachel Montagnon (our IP professional support consultant) discusses the changes introduced by the Trade Secrets Directive (Directive (EU) 2016/943) from a UK perspective, evaluating the potential effects of Brexit … Continue reading