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Unified Patent Court confirms allocation of cases in IPC sections A and C between Paris and Munich

As the Unified Patent Court (UPC) launch date approaches, the question on everyone’s mind regarding the placement of the third branch of the central division has finally been answered Following… read more…

Family-owned business renames Percy Pig ice cream after Marks & Spencer’s friendly request

With two locations in Hertfordshire, Fabio’s Gelato is a family-owned gelato producer and dessert parlour On 2 May 2023, Fabio’s Gelato posted an announcement of a new gelato flavour, ‘Perky… read more…

The DSIT Startup Board appoints new non-executive directors in a bid to strengthen the UK’s position as a science and technology superpower

The UK Government has appointed seven high-profile science and technology leaders to the new Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) Startup Board These non-executive directors… read more…

European Commission has published new EU SEP regulation, promising a boost in innovation and investment

The European Commission published their proposals for new regulations on standards essential patents (SEPs), compulsory licensing of patents in crisis situations, and revised legislation on… read more…

Lidl v Tesco: What’s next in the landmark case?

The dispute began in 2022 when Lidl launched proceedings against Tesco, alleging that Tesco’s use of its ‘Clubcard Prices’ sign (Fig 1 – yellow circle in a blue square with the words… read more…

Demand for European patents has reached an all-time high

The European Patent Office (EPO) has released its 2022 Patent Index, which evaluates trends in the number of European patent applications filed across different technical fields and geographical… read more…

Carbon capture patents rise by 65% to record high as companies seek to cut carbon footprint

Data and commentary provided by Mathys & Squire has featured in articles by The Patent Lawyer, City AM, Carbon Pulse and Carbon News providing an update on the rapid growth in carbon capture… read more…

The Unified Patent Court: five reasons to factor the UPC into your patent strategy

The start date for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will be 1 June 2023 This will also be the date on which the Unitary Patent (UP) system comes into effect  Thus, many patent holders are currently… read more…

UK accession to CPTPP: derogation from grace period provisions secured

It has been confirmed that the UK’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has been approved This means that the UK will soon join a free… read more…

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