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High Court Refers Question Regarding ‘Third Party SPCs’ to the CJEU

In a recent High Court decision (Eli Lilly & Company vs Genentech, Inc), Mr Justice Arnold referred the following question to the CJEU: “Does the SPC Regulation preclude the grant of an SPC to the proprietor of a basic patent in respect of a product which is the subject of a marketing authorisation held by a third party without that party’s consent?” Read more...

  • 19 Mar 2019

Why Food & Beverage Companies Should Protect Their Intellectual Property

Beyond trademarks, protectable intellectual property (IP) is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when one has developed a new food or beverage product. Read more...

  • 15 Mar 2019

Mathys & Squire Has Arrived in Oxfordshire

Home to academics, entrepreneurs, growing businesses and established ventures, Oxford has long been an industry hotbed for start-ups, founders and global brands, generating innovation across industries such as automotive, design, manufacturing, chemistry, technology, pharma and life sciences. Read more...

  • 14 Mar 2019

How Can I Raise Investment Using My IP? | 16 April 2019

Home to academics, entrepreneurs, growing businesses and established ventures, Oxford has long been an industry hotbed for start-ups, founders and global brands, generating innovation across industries such as automotive, design, manufacturing, chemistry, technology, pharma and life sciences. Read more...

  • 14 Mar 2019

We Are Celebrating World IP Day 2019

Mathys & Squire would like to invite you to our World IP Day party on Thursday, April 25th 2019. Join us for drinks, canapes and a great view of London. Read more...

  • 12 Mar 2019

Exam Success for Mathys & Squire Trainees

Mathys & Squire is delighted to announce a number of recent exam successes. Nadège Beynon and Sam Giles are now qualified patent attorneys and Andrea Hadfield is a dual qualified patent attorney, having all passed their last UK Finals exams. Read more...

  • 8 Mar 2019

Implications of the Lost Trade Mark Battle Over Purple Hue Used for Cadbury-Branded Products

Many companies in the food and beverage industry will not fully understand how nonconventional trade marks such as colours, shapes and smells can be protected by law. However, a large number would undoubtedly strive to obtain monopoly rights for such things in the hope of protecting customary characteristics, while also preventing competitors from doing so. Read more...

  • 8 Mar 2019

Mathys & Squire Protects Orb Toys’ Excellent Reputation Against False and Misleading Tabloid References

Top tier intellectual property firm, Mathys & Squire is proud to act for Orb Factory Limited (“Orb”), a well-known, innovative and highly successful toy and children’s products manufacturer based in Canada. Orb operates worldwide, including in the UK and the rest of Europe and has had considerable commercial success with its Soft ‘n Slo Squishies toys. Read more...

  • 5 Mar 2019

New Referral to EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal on Computer-Implemented Inventions

On 28 February 2019, in its decision T0489/14 (Pedestrian Simulation/Connor), the EPO’s Technical Board of Appeal has referred three questions relating to computer-implemented inventions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal. Read more...

  • 4 Mar 2019

Congratulations To Our Client, Rotolight, For Raising £5M in Funding

Rotolight, a pioneering British technology company specialising in creating award winning LED lighting products for photographers and filmmakers, has just secured £5m in growth capital funding from Octopus Investments. Read more...

  • 1 Mar 2019