Publications

IP pitfalls to avoid

Partner Neil Condon of our Cardiff office explains his top IP pitfalls to avoid in this online blog article for Wales Business Insider.

IP Magazine profiles Darren Smyth

Partner Darren Smyth has been profiled in the March 2020 edition of Intellectual Property Magazine. The ‘Making Waves’ feature recognises IP professionals who are making waves in their respective roles. Darren talks about his career in IP, the cases ...

New EU Copyright Directive – the first six months

As EU member states grapple with the implementation of the new EU copyright directive, solicitor Jack Dickerson considers what can be done to avoid falling foul of Articles 15 and 17, in this article in the December/January issue of Intellectual Proper...

Vega One v Vegas: word elements almost always win

Partner Claire Lehr reports on a decision of the General Court which confirms the importance of word elements in a composite trademark. This article first appeared in WTR Daily part of World Trademark Review, in October 2019. For further information, ...

CJEU calls time on The Green Effort Limited v EUIPO case

Head of EIP Brands, Claire Lehr, looks at the case of The Green Effort Limited v EUIPO and what happens when time limits go wrong. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in April 2019. For further information, please...

Blockchain and the impact of patents

In an article for Intellectual Property Magazine partner Christof Höhne and legal assistant Tatiana Dolenko look at the rise of blockchain technology and how blockchain patents, and their litigation, will become a hot topic.

Protecting IP rights pre- and post-Brexit

With the date the UK was due to leave the European Union having passed, Partner Darren Smyth provides an update in The Law Society Gazette with regards to the continued protection of IP rights in the UK.

Financial Times publish Q&A with Matt Jones

Partner Matt Jones had his response to a reader's question about costs of the patenting process published in the Financial Times. The Q&A was published in the Money section of the FT Weekend print edition on Saturday 4 May 2019, and online (subscr...

McDonald’s has BIG MAC trademark revoked

In the February 2019 issue of Intellectual Property Magazine, Carissa Kendall-Windless discusses the decision of the EUIPO to revoke McDonald’s’ trademark BIG MAC for lack of use in the EU. The article is available to subscribers and registered users ...

New Electronics: Managing Your IPR

Companies often only realise the importance of protecting their intellectual property when it’s too late; however, properly considering IP rights early on can prevent headaches later down the line. Myra Sae Heng and Alex Morgan of EIP Legal present th...