Intellectual property


EU Trade Marks and Community Designs post-Brexit

On 5 December 2017, the EUIPO published a notice that as of Brexit withdrawal date (29 March 2019, subject to any extension), EU rules on EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) and...

Written on 8 Dec 2017


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The eagerly anticipated Coty-judgment is out: what does it mean for online distribution?

Yesterday, 6 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) published its long-awaited judgment in the Coty-case (C-230/16). Finding in favour of Coty, the court ruled that selective...

Written on 7 Dec 2017


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IP in practice: due for a shake-up?

In 2014, a decade after the IP Enforcement Directive, the European Commission introduced an IPR Enforcement Action Plan aiming to curtail the activities in the EU of commercial-scale infringers. The...

Written on 1 Dec 2017


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IP@OC | November 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Osborne Clarke’s international Intellectual Property update. In this edition we focus on trade marks. With cross-border commerce and international expansion increasingly causing international brands...

Written on 3 Nov 2017


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Can copyright survive artificial intelligence?

AI has recently moved beyond the brute force triumph of mastering all possible moves in a game of chess to beat a grandmaster, to teach itself in just 3 days...

Written on 2 Nov 2017


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Getting the Deal Through: Trademarks 2018 UK

Robert Guthrie and Becky Crawford have written the UK chapter for the 2018 edition of Getting the Deal Through: Trademarks 2018 Getting the Deal Through: Trademarks 2018 covers major trade...

Written on 2 Nov 2017


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