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Patentability of Software: A Missed Opportunity For Manufacturers

MTA members may think they do not have any intellectual property in software but this is not always the case as Sean Leach discusses. Read more...

  • 10 Aug 2017

Food For Thought: 'Protecting and Commercialising Your Intellectual Property and Brand' talk at The Caribbean Food & Drink Conference

Mathys & Squire will be giving a presentation at the Caribbean Food & Drink Conference on 18th August 2017 on the importance of Intellectual Property in the food and beverage industry. Read more...

  • 10 Aug 2017

Thailand to join the Madrid System

Thailand will soon become the 99th member of the Madrid System Read more...

  • 8 Aug 2017

Actavis v Eli Lilly: What does this mean for patent infringement in the UK?

Andrew White discusses the implications of the landmark Supreme Court decision. Read more...

  • 4 Aug 2017

CITMA on Brexit: Registered Trade Mark and Design Rights, and Rights of Representation

The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) have shared their position paper on post-Brexit registered trade mark and design rights, as well as rights of representation. Read more...

  • 3 Aug 2017

Investing in Technology Event

On the 16th of August 2017, Mathys & Squire will be joining a panel of speakers at the Westminster Business Council event, Investing in Technology, for an evening of learning and networking. Read more...

  • 1 Aug 2017

Seeing red: Louboutin's sole trade mark disputed

Since 2010 Louboutin has owned a Benelux trade mark registration for the iconic red sole famously associated with the brand. However, Van Haren, who had been given a preliminary injunction to prevent the manufacture and sale of the red-soled shoes argue that it is an invalid 2D shape mark and that the colour gives the shape substantial value, so should not be protected. Read more...

  • 1 Aug 2017

Nordic Intellectual Property: Value of Phones & Chocolate

A number of high-profile cases involving Nordic IP have enjoyed widespread media attention in recent months and Nordic IP continues to show its importance on an international scale. Read more...

  • 27 Jul 2017

Global discovery: an international comparison

Disclosure is often one of the first steps in any IP dispute, yet the rules across different jurisdictions can be confusing, as a comparison of the regimes in England and Wales, France and the United States demonstrates. Read more...

  • 25 Jul 2017

BMW case clarifies spare parts law

In June 2017 the Court of Appeal decided in favour of BMW in an appeal from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court “IPEC”, regarding alleged infringement of three of BMW’s trade marks by Technosport. Read more...

  • 20 Jul 2017