Intellectual Property UK

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Latest News in Intellectual Property UK

  • May 28, 2024

    Samsung Bioepis Fights AstraZeneca Unit Over Soliris Patent

    Samsung Bioepis has challenged the validity of Alexion's Soliris drug in a London court in a bid to clear its path to sell a biosimilar version of the rare blood disease medicine — but the AstraZeneca unit has hit back amid hopes to maintain its monopoly over the treatment.

  • May 28, 2024

    EasyGroup Sues Biz Owner For Confidentiality Breach

    EasyGroup, the parent company of easyJet, has accused a U.K. business owner of flouting a confidentiality agreement with the brand by contacting a journalist at The Times newspaper about the group's legal action against him.

  • May 24, 2024

    The UK Laws That Will Pass Or Fail As Election Looms

    Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's decision to call an early general election to be held on July 4 has left several pieces of legislation hanging in the balance during the so-called "wash-up" period before Parliament is formally dissolved, while others have been pushed through. 

  • May 24, 2024

    Chainsaw Co. Stihl Nixes 'Stiga' Lawn Mower Co.'s TM Bid

    German chainsaw manufacturer Stihl has won its fight to block Swedish competitor Stiga AB from registering its "Stiga Stig" branding in the U.K., with the British intellectual property authority concluding that Stiga shouldn't be allowed to take unfair advantage from Stihl's strong reputation.

  • May 24, 2024

    Reckitt Benckiser Gets 2nd Try At Dishwasher Capsule TM

    European officials gave Reckitt Benckiser a narrow lifeline after ruling that its shape trademark for dishwashing capsules lacked distinctiveness but the company could still prove it had acquired it through use.

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