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London Technology Week – June 2014

Courtesy of Tech London Advocates and London & Partners, the founding partners of London Technology Week 2014.

From 16th to 20th June 2014 London is hosting its first ever Technology Week. From the capital they will launch, show and impress its many visitors with bright talent and innovative ideas. It will be home to many events which are organised by more than 90 different groups, organisations and individuals and held all across the city…. ….Including ip21 Ltd!! We shall be ...

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The Small Claims Court – who, how, what and why?

In October 2012 a new court was set up to provide a relatively quick and inexpensive forum in which smaller enterprises can obtain a judgement if they believe their IP rights are being infringed to stop that infringement.  The small claims court (SCC) is incorporated into the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, or IPEC (formerly the Patents County Court), and has ...

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Geox and Mario, the ‘Footwear Billionaire’

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Italian citizen Mario Polegato was attending a wine conference in Reno, USA whilst working for his family’s winery. When walking around in the sweltering Nevada desert making the most of his trip he found his feet became very hot and uncomfortable, so much so he cut holes in his trainers using a Swiss army knife… little did he know that ...

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UK Patent Applications Relating to Medical Inventions: Part 2

Medical Inventions

We posted an article back in January which discussed UK patent applications relating to medical inventions, the constraints on which are outlined in Section 4A of the UK Patents Act 1977. The previous article outlined the legal definitions of what is allowable and excluded under UK and European patent law. Here we discuss what is allowable when considering a particular second use applied to certain contexts. To ...

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“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet…”- William Shakespeare

Parmigiano Reggiano

Following on from our article last week regarding the recent case and discussion on “Greek yoghurt” we thought we would share with you ‘The Lisbon Agreement’, The Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and Their International Registration. An appellation of origin is a special kind of geographical indication. It will typically consist of a geographical name or traditional ...

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