IP Update – December 2012 Issue 18

IP Update – December 2012 Issue 18

IP Update – December 2012  Issue 18

It’s been a busy year for IP in the courts and parliament, and this edition of IP Update keeps you on top of it all.

Does a 25-year delay in bringing a passing off action bar a remedy? See our Case Study on Winnebago. We also explain when parallel importation constitutes trade mark infringement (Lonsdale), and why VIVO is deceptively similar to TIVO.

Obtaining interlocutory injunctions in pharmaceutical patent actions may just have gotten easier – see our Case Studies on the recent Merck and Novartis decisions. You can also read why “plain English” words in patent claims don’t need interpretation by experts (RMD Industries).

Finally, if you thought the ‘Raising the Bar’ reforms were all done, think again – then read our Practice Updates on the proposed changes to the Trade Marks and the Patents Regulations.  

In this Issue

Insight
 

Case studies

Practice Updates

DCC Update