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IP in the UK After Brexit: What Does It Mean for UK Business and Trading With the EU?

Owners of registered IP rights and pending IP applications in the EU‎ should carefully consider the complexities of the incoming regime. By Deborah J. Kirk and Terese Saplys On 28 September 2020, the UK government made the Intellectual Property (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (IP Regulations 2020), which amend the intellectual property (IP) regime … Continue Reading

Unilever – Too Big to Pay?

The Court’s decision rested on whether the patents provided outstanding benefit to the employer’s undertaking.  By Deborah J. Kirk and Catherine Marie Hughes On 23 October, the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) handed down its highly anticipated ruling in Shanks v Unilever [2019] UKSC 45 — the conclusion to an extensive campaign by Professor Shanks to … Continue Reading

UK Ratifies the Unified Patent Court Agreement

Patent holders must prepare a patent strategy before the Unified Patent Court system takes effect. By Deborah J. Kirk On 26 April 2018, the UK government confirmed that the UK has now ratified the international agreement (the Agreement) to set up a Unified Patent Court for Europe (the UPC). Whilst the government promised this move … Continue Reading
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