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Novartis fails to secure ‘smart’ TM for contact lenses


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 opposes lettuce patent


Activist group No Patents on Seeds has filed an opposition against a patent on lettuce, owned by Dutch food supplier Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt.

EU court rejects appeal over ex-Allergan TM


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.

CMA accuses hydrocortisone suppliers of anti-competitive behaviour


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.

UK court overturns Genentech patent, cites Brexit in CJEU referral


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 secures partial TM victory


Cambridge University has secured a partial trademark victory against Cambridge NeuroTech, a neuroscience biotech company, before the UK Intellectual Property Office.

CPVO issues guidance on plant rights in no-deal Brexit

EU, UK20-02-2019

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.

SPC waiver stockpiling provision attracts criticism


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.

CJEU backs Warner-Lambert in marketing authorisation dispute


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.

EU court rejects Bayer’s heart-related TM


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.

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