Intellectual Property UK

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Latest News in Intellectual Property UK

  • April 12, 2024

    Split PTAB Panel Upholds QinetiQ Fracking Patent

    A British defense contractor successfully fought off a legal challenge surrounding its patent covering a fracking device, in a ruling from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that was split three ways over the matter.

  • April 12, 2024

    CJEU Grand Chamber To Hear Patent Jurisdiction Referral

    The EU's highest court is set to hear arguments on whether a member state has authority to hear patent invalidity defenses for foreign patents, in a rare instance of a patent referral made to the court's 15-judge grand chamber.

  • April 12, 2024

    US-based MSD Broke Ban On Using 'Merck' In UK, Court Finds

    U.S.-based Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC's use of the "Merck" name on websites and social media breached the terms of a court order barring it from using the name in the U.K. to protect German drugmaker Merck KGaA's rights, a London court ruled Friday.

  • April 12, 2024

    BAT Survives Vape Patent Attack Unsinged

    British American Tobacco defeated a challenge to one of its European vape patents, with officials ruling that it was innovative as previous inventions hadn't thought of obtaining pressure readings with a direct temperature sensor.

  • April 12, 2024

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    This past week in London has seen footwear brand Dr. Martens hit online retailer Temu with a passing off claim, Welsh soccer club Swansea sue its former head coach Russell Martin, Russian diamond tycoon Dmitry Tsvetkov file a claim against his former business Equix Group Ltd., and U.S. bank Omega Financial Corporation hit African oil and gas company Tende Energy with a claim. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

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