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A litigator’s perspective on up to date brand filing and prosecution strategies

Recent court decisions about bad faith, clarity, acquired distinctiveness and jurisdiction issues with enforcement have impacted on portfolio management best practice. In this webinar, Bonita Trimmer and Giles Parsons provided a trade mark litigator’s perspective on how these decisions should influence the choices of brand portfolio managers in the UK and throughout the EU.

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Competition law and IP agreements

There is a natural tension between IP rights and competition law. On the one hand, IP rights grant a legal monopoly to the holder while, on the other hand, competition laws seek to control restrictive agreements and the use/abuse of a monopoly position.

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IP licensing: how to avoid the common pitfalls

Intellectual property (IP) licensing is a significant strategic tool for exploiting inventions and brands. However it is often neglected that for each of the different intellectual property rights, a degree of bespoke treatment is required at licensing level in the UK.

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Is software patentable?

In this video Giles explains what a ‘technical contribution’ is, the five signposts for determining whether your software has technical contribution, and what this means for software patents.

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What is a patent?

Watch this video for an outline of how patents should be drafted, how much they cost, whether you need to file for an UK or EU patent, and whether you need to renew.

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Protecting the 'allure of luxury' - up to date guidance on protecting brand image

Recent developments (including the Court of Justice of the European Union’s judgment in C-230/16, Coty) have provided welcome guidance to brand owners. Watch the recording of our webinar where we consider what these developments mean in practice.

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What businesses need to know about the Trade Secrets Directive

The Trade Secrets Directive came into force in July 2016 and member states will have to implement it before July 2018. This webinar will discuss key points that companies should be aware of and practical tips about how to protect their trade secrets as a result of the Directive.

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Social media and take downs - hear from intellectual property lawyer Nicola Hill

Nicola Hill talks about some common issues faced by businesses on social media, what action can be take in these types of situations.

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'Arrow' declarations - lessons from Fujifilm v AbbVie, case law webinar update

The Patents Court has granted declarations that dosage regimens were obvious at the claimed priority dates of certain of AbbVie’s patents and patent applications.

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Defences to patent infringement - hear from patents expert Giles Parsons

In this video Giles Parsons looks at the case of Schenck Rotec v Universal Balancing Limited, focusing on the experimental use defence, why it is misunderstood, and other defences to patent infringement.

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