Publications

IP and colours: where do we stand and how far can we go?
IP and colours: where do we stand and how far can we go?

Many enterprises consider one or more shades to be distinctive of their brand and deserving of protection against use by competitors. However, it has not proved easy to obtain such protection under trade mark law. Although it is in theory possible to trade mark a colour or combination of colours, there is still little guidance regarding the requirements for valid colour marks. Recent cases emphasise the particular difficulties in representing such marks sufficiently precisely.  

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CJEU tightens rules on GMOs made by gene editing
CJEU tightens rules on GMOs made by gene editing
30/07/2018 15:26:44

With the Court of Justice of the European Union decision holding that genome-editing, including CRISPR/Cas9, falls under the GMO Directive, read Penny Gilbert’s reaction to the ruling in Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review.    

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Is SEP licensing up to standard?
Is SEP licensing up to standard?
14/06/2018 15:17:54

With other law firms, partners Zoe Butler and Peter Damerell from Powell Gilbert discuss the landscape around SEP licensing and how it has changed considerably in recent years thanks in large part to key court decisions. As courts and regulators around the world continue to frame the debate around SEPs, there is much for patent owners to consider.

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