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Published recently on the UKIPO website is a report examining the number of patent cases at both the UK High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in the period 2007-2013.
The High Court and IPEC of course both currently have jurisdictions over matters relating to UK patents granted by the UKIPO and EP patents validated in the UK. The introduction of the Unified Patent Court may impact the number of EP(UK) patents that are handled by these two venues and the UKIPO report attempts to quantify the number of cases that have been filed at the High Court and IPEC. (more…)
There have been further developments in the YouView and YourView trade mark battle as the proprietors of YourView, Total, have initiated trade mark infringement proceedings against Lord Sugar’s YouView business.
Earlier this month the High Court upheld the UK Intellectual Property Office’s decision that the names were confusingly similar. Despite the court decision, YouView are yet to change their branding and state that they ‘have no intention of changing name’.