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Brexit: Intellectual Property Update

The UK Minster of State for Intellectual Property recently decided  to ratify various international and EU agreements.  It signals that this government wants a streamlined process for intellectual property  registration and litigation not dependent upon membership of the EU.  The decision opens…

Patents in the fashion industry

The case of Stretchline Intellectual Properties Ltd (‘Stretchline’) and H&M Hennes & Mauritz UK Ltd (‘H&M’) is about: The use of a patented fabric; and The method of producing this fabric. In particular, the case is about the use of…

What if you wrongly register trade marks

The case of NOCN (formally National Open College Network) vs Open College Network Credit4Learning (‘OCN’) case emphasises the importance of initiating settlement discussions at an early stage of litigation. It also highlights the need to follow correct due diligence procedures…