Intellectual Property UK

Intellectual Property Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on IP law. Coverage includes high-stakes cases involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other forms of IP, as well as policy developments and licensing deals.

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Latest News in Intellectual Property UK

  • April 19, 2024

    Royal Mail Accuses Developer Of Copying Postcode Database

    Royal Mail has accused a software developer of using its database of postcode information to set up its own address-finding company.

  • April 19, 2024

    UKIPO Halts Takeoff For Admin-Based Aircraft Docking Patent

    An engineering company cannot protect its aircraft docking invention with a U.K. patent because it is an administrative activity which is outside the realms of patentability, the nation's Intellectual Property Office has ruled.

  • April 19, 2024

    'Oktoberfest' Too Descriptive For Munich To Get TM

    The city of Munich has failed to revive its "Oktoberfest" trademark protections over beer glasses and clothing after a European Union appeals panel ruled that the sign is too descriptive of the festival-inspired style of the goods.

  • April 19, 2024

    5 Questions For Taylor Wessing's Roland Mallinson

    Roland Mallinson had dreamed as a child of becoming an architect, but a teacher set him on a different course, steering him toward the path of civil engineering before he eventually became an intellectual property lawyer.

  • April 18, 2024

    Patent Court Edges Closer To Transparency With Ocado Decision

    The Unified Patent Court gave an early signal this month about its willingness to make proceedings transparent by agreeing to let an outside lawyer see pleadings in a high-profile case, but some lawyers warned that the court had not gone far enough to guarantee openness at the new court.

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Intellectual Property

Areas of Coverage

  • Infringement suits over patents, copyrights and trademarks
  • U.K. Intellectual Property Office Board of Appeal disputes
  • EU Intellectual Property Office Board of Appeal Disputes
  • Trade secrets disputes
  • Licencing and royalty rates
  • Right-of-publicity suits
  • Antitrust disputes involving IP issues
  • Industrial designs
  • Piracy
  • AI issues in IP
  • Unified Patent Court disputes


  • Agency actions and rulings
  • U.K. Intellectual Property Office
  • EU Intellectual Property Office

Policy & Regulation

  • U.K. and European Union regulation and legislation
  • World Intellectual Property Organization


  • Piracy and counterfeiting actions
  • International trade disputes involving IP issues


  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of IP practices


  • Intellectual property solicitors and barristers
  • Corporate counsel and compliance officers at Fortune 1000 companies/FTSE 100 companies
  • Executives and lawyers in the life sciences, technology and other IP-focused industries
  • Judges and court staff across the UK
  • Information experts at law firms, agencies and companies
  • Attorney and law firm marketing professionals
  • Policymakers at UK and European Union agencies
  • Legal Tech lawyers, solicitors and barristers
  • Technology lawyers, solicitors and barristers
  • Chief Technology officers
  • Patent Agents
  • Patent, Copyright and Trademark lawyers
  • Partner IP, Information Technology, Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secrets Law
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy experts at law firms, agencies and companies
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