IP & Technology

A recent judgement of the English High Court decided an important new point on what amounts to an exclusive patent licence. In the case of Oxford Nanapore Technologies Limited and another (‘ONT’) against Pacific Biosciences of California Inc and another (‘PB’) of 14 December 2017 David Stone, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, decided… Read more »

IP & Technology

Since as long ago as 2002 Red Bull have been attempting to obtain, but more importantly retain a registered EU trade mark (‘EUTM’) for a combination of blue and silver for its famous energy drink product. The latest in a number of decisions by the relevant EU authorities, on this occasion the EU General Court,… Read more »

IP & Technology

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently handed luxury brand owners a victory against online marketplaces in their much anticipated decision in the case of Coty Germany v Parfumerie Azkente GmbH. The CJEU ruling means that brand owners can, under certain circumstances, prohibit authorised distributors from selling luxury goods on third-party platforms. Facts… Read more »

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