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IP expert claims Aldi “copycat” make up could be damaging to bigger brands
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IP expert claims Aldi “copycat” make up could be damaging to bigger brands

Aldi’s newly released, discounted beauty products have been accused of “potentially infringing” major labels including Benefit, Nars, and Charlotte Tilbury.

EPO Board of Appeal finds that plants *ARE* patentable at the EPO - Rule 28(2) EPC is unenforceable
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EPO Board of Appeal finds that plants *ARE* patentable at the EPO - Rule 28(2) EPC is unenforceable

We have previously reported on the introduction of new Rule 28(2) EPC regarding the patentability of plants and animals obtained by “an essentially biological process”. As detailed in our November 2018 article, the first case to go to appeal was scheduled to take place on 5 December 2018. That hearing has now taken place and a decision has issued.

 

2018 Diversity Report
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2018 Diversity Report

Here at Wynne-Jones IP, we’re big on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. To celebrate it being IP Inclusive week, we’ve released our Diversity Report for 2018.

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Mental health in intellectual property – breaking down barriers

Mental illness is frequently referred to as the ‘last taboo'.

First case to go to appeal at EPO since new Rule 28(2) EPC was implemented
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First case to go to appeal at EPO since new Rule 28(2) EPC was implemented

Last July we reported1 on the introduction of new Rule 28(2) EPC regarding the patentability of plants and animals obtained by “an essentially biological process”.

Following this, a case2 is now going to appeal at the EPO to contest the interpretation and validity of this new Rule.  Significantly this will be the first case to go to the Boards of Appeal since Rule 28(2) EPC was implemented. Oral proceedings are scheduled to take place on 5th December 2018.3

5 common mistakes in IP
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5 common mistakes in IP

Your IP is too important not to be done properly, so what common mistakes are made when it comes to intellectual property?

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