Intellectual property

“PORT CHARLOTTE” Whisky does not infringe the EU protected designation of origin (PDO) “PORTO” or “PORT” – Consideration needed urgently for protection of PDOs and GIs, UK and EU-wide, post-Brexit

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog The CJEU has confirmed that “Port Charlotte”, registered as an EU trade mark for whisky, does not evoke (infringe) the protected designation of origin (PDO) for “porto” or “port”. The decision … Continue reading

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Commission paper on IPR post-Brexit highlights the importance of resolving key issues prior to withdrawal

The European Commission has published “Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Intellectual property rights (including geographical indications)” (7 September 2017) which proposes that the (Brexit) Withdrawal Agreement should ensure that: The protection enjoyed in the United Kingdom on the basis … Continue reading

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IP NOTES BLOG LAUNCHES

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the launch of its new Intellectual Property Notes blog, where you will find articles, commentary and updates on the latest IP developments, including the impact of Brexit. As the UK negotiates the terms … Continue reading

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COUNSEL’S OPINION SOUGHT BY UK IP GROUPS IN RELATION TO THE UPC AND BREXIT

Counsel's Opinion sought by UK IP groups on the possibilities for the UK to continue to participate in the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court post Brexit now released Shortly after the Brexit referendum, the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (IPLA), … Continue reading

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BREXIT: WHAT NOW FOR UPC AND IP IN THE UK AND ACROSS EUROPE?

Following the vote to leave, the future of the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court is far from clear.

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