IP licensing and transactions
Unwired Planet International Limited v Huawei Technologies Co. Limited  EWCA Civ 2344 The Court of Appeal has endorsed the approach taken by Birss J at the first instance in relation to determining fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) royalties and … Continue reading
UK Government agrees elements of the European Commission’s proposals for post-Brexit protection of EU-wide IP rights in the UK in the latest draft of the Withdrawal Agreement
In the latest draft of the Withdrawal Agreement (19 March 2018) the UK Government and European Commission negotiators appear to have agreed text providing for the replacement of EU-wide IP rights having effect in the UK with equivalent UK rights … Continue reading
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
Luxury brands may be able to limit to the types of on-line sales platforms used by their distributors if AG’s Opinion is followed by CJEU
Brand reputation is intimately connected with the manner and context in which products are purchased, so the Opinion of the Advocate General of the CJEU in the Coty (C‑230/16) reference (issued on 26 July 2017) will be welcomed by luxury … 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.