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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

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