Switzerland-based Novartis today, March 12, failed to convince the EU General Court that its ‘Smartsurface’ trademark should be registered for contact lenses.
Activist group No Patents on Seeds has filed an opposition against a patent on lettuce, owned by Dutch food supplier Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt.
The EU General Court today, March 6, rejected an appeal against an European Union Intellectual Property Office decision to reject the registration of a mark formerly owned by Allergan.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally found that pharmaceutical companies Auden Mckenzie and Waymade engaged in anti-competitive behaviour relating to hydrocortisone tablets.
The patents division of the English High Court has found that a patent owned by Genentech is invalid and denied the biotechnology company’s application for a supplementary protection certificate.
Cambridge University has secured a partial trademark victory against Cambridge NeuroTech, a neuroscience biotech company, before the UK Intellectual Property Office.
The EU’s Community Plants Variety Office has issued an information notice advising that owners of EU Community plant variety rights issued after January 29, 2019 will need to re-apply for equivalent UK rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
While the final text of the European Council’s agreement on a supplementary protection certificate manufacturing waiver has yet to be released, the reported stockpiling provision has attracted criticism.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a judgment in favour of Warner-Lambert amid a dispute between the American pharmaceutical company and an administrative body in the Netherlands.
Bayer suffered defeat at the hands of the EU General Court today, with the rejection of its attempt to register what the court deemed to be heart-related trademark.