Hot Topics

Intellectual Property is playing an increasingly important part in business development. In this section we aim to provide you with updates about some of the most important aspects of Intellectual Property that are being talked about both in business and in the profession. To obtain our Hot Topic update about any of the subjects listed, please click on the relevant PDF tab.





Revisions to Chinese Trade Mark Law...

On 1 May 2014, China will implement the third revision of its Trade Mark Law. These changes will have a significant impact on the registration and enforcement of trade marks in China..






Protected in Yorkshire...

UDL is proud to act for Canterbury of New Zealand, the sports clothing brand and official kit sponsor of the England Rugby Union. The work that we do for Canterbury shows the differing forms of intellectual property (IP) that exist in everyday items....






Intellectual Property Enterprise Court...

On 1 October 2013 the Patents County Court was renamed the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ("IPEC"), and sits as a specialist listing within the Chancery Division of the High Court. How can the Court assist small and medium enterprises? This Hot Topic examines why the Court is good for IP...






Poisonous Priority...

A recent Patent case in the UK highlights the importance of considering withdrawing a pending UK patent application to avoid publication, where it might be superseded by a corresponding patent application which will take effect in the UK.






The Unilin Principle...

The Supreme Court overturns the "Unilin Principle", which had allowed a party to pursue damages for infringement of a patent, even if that patent was subsequently revoked.






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