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Considering Differing National Protection Regimes For AI-Related Inventions

The difficulties in obtaining protection for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)-related inventions, and the differences between the various approaches adopted by the national and regional offices, has been the focus of much discussion in recent years. Read more...

  • 28 Feb 2019

Christian Louboutin Sticks The Boot In

Dutch firm loses out with a key decision going against them, ending the long-fought trade mark battle with Christian Louboutin, read more here. Read more...

  • 25 Feb 2019

Briefs Will Always Be In Fashion

In an article published by The Times, Gary Johnston has his say regarding the issue around IP rights in the fashion industry. Read more...

  • 21 Feb 2019

The English Courts As A Forum For SEP Disputes & FRAND Patent Licenses

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L v Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, ZTE Corporation and Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 38 builds on the same Court’s decision in Unwired Planet International Ltd & Anor v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 2344 to firmly establish the English Courts as a forum for considering SEP disputes and the setting of global Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) patent licences. We explore further what this decision means. Read more...

  • 18 Feb 2019

BREXIT and what it means for your IP

On Friday 29 March 2019, the UK is set to leave the European Union. In this insight, we hope to dispel some of the myths surrounding how patents, trade marks and design rights will be affected by Brexit. Read more...

  • 18 Feb 2019

Top Tips for Successful Startups

Starting a business can seem like a daunting prospect, given that if you Google “start-ups and fail” there are lots of articles on the percentage of start-ups that fail before they get going, which could put you off even getting started! Read more...

  • 15 Feb 2019

Update on the Patenting of Plants

The issue of patentability of plants produced by essentially biological processes has been at issue since the original tomato and broccoli cases before the EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal issued in December 2010. Read more...

  • 11 Feb 2019

World Trade Mark Review 1000 Recommended Firm 2019

We are delighted that Mathys & Squire are in the World Trade Mark Review (WTR) 1000 directory as a recommended firm for 2019. Read more...

  • 1 Feb 2019

Happy Chinese New Year!

Mathys & Squire wish all of our Chinese clients, contacts and friends a very Happy Chinese New Year for 5th February, the year of the Pig. Read more...

  • 30 Jan 2019

Mathys & Squire hosts Burns Night 2019

Mathys & Squire hosts our annual Burns Night networking event 2019. Read more...

  • 25 Jan 2019