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The latest IP news and updates from Beck Greener


Catherine Jewell was recently among those learning to help women achieve their full potential in the workplace.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Beck Greener Schools Project, a new initiative within the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
In October 2014 the UK Intellectual Property Act (the 2014 Act) came into force...
The EPO does not require disclosure of potentially relevant prior art on all patent applications, as is required for example by the United States Patent & Trademark Office. However, information disclosure requirements apply under some circumstances.
As we reported in our recent newsletter on the subject, on 23 March 2016 the new European Union Trade Marks Regulation (EUTMR) entered into force and has significantly revised the current EU trade mark system.
Last month the Supreme Court (the most senior court in the UK) issued its long awaited judgment in PMS International Group PLC v Magmatic Limited [2016] UKSC 12, more commonly referred to as the Trunki case. 
Beck Greener is delighted to announce that Dr Jon Markham is joining the partnership with effect from 1 April 2016.
This month will see a major overhaul of the current EU trade mark system. This article summarises some of the key changes relevant to your (or your clients') rights as a European Community Trade Mark (CTM) holder.
Having issued a negative opinion on its validity, the UK Intellectual Property Office (“UKIPO”) has had the power subsequently to automatically revoke a patent since October 2014.
You may be aware that a number of significant changes will shortly be implemented to the Community Trade Mark system.  These changes come into force on 23 March 2016.
Comic Enterprises Ltd v Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation , [2016] EWCA Civ 41
We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the 2016 "Team Green" and "Cutting Carbon" Marks of Achievement.
Today of all days - British trade mark law and its addiction to pancakes
Accord Healthcare Limited v medac Gesellschaft [2016] EWHC 24 (Pat)
The jurisdictional nature of IP, Netflix, and the Battle of Britain by proxy.
When a British Trade Mark Application is opposed, or someone attempts to cancel a British Registration, the Intellectual Property Office allows parties to request a formal hearing on the matter.
Following the earlier decision of Arnold J to find European Patent (UK) No. 0934061 patent invalid in Generics (UK) Limited v Warner-Lambert ([2015] EWHC 2548), Warner Lambert made a conditional application to amend the patent.
Last month saw Mr. Justice Arnold, sitting in the High Court, rule on the latest stage of an ongoing battle between two pharmaceutical heavyweights, Pfizer and Actavis.
We are pleased to report that Kashif Syed has qualified as a British Trade Mark Attorney...
Following pressure from Germany, the UK Government has announced that it intends to modify the Patent Box scheme to bring it into line with the recommendations of the multinational Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
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