Unitary patents are coming – are they right for you?

Unitary patents are coming – are they right for you?

What is a unitary patent? Traditionally, when a European patent is granted by the European Patent Office (EPO), it is validated individually in each EPC contracting state of interest to the applicant/proprietor. Each of those contracting states is then responsible for...
UKIPO cannot raise ex officio bad faith objections

UKIPO cannot raise ex officio bad faith objections

The UKIPO refused both marks under Section 3(6) TMA on the ground that the applications were filed in bad faith due to the inclusion of the footballers’ names. This decision from the UKIPO was upheld following a hearing, during which GTS was invited to file letters of...