Intellectual property

Martin Hopkins: Nurturing long-term relationships

A stint in a legal call centre and part-time work as a front-of-house manager have taught Birkett Long’s new managing partner that knowing the law is just one part of being a lawyer

Special protection for ‘Special K’?

Recent infringement proceedings raise interesting questions regarding the extent of protection that should be granted to a trade mark, writes Mike Shaw

FRAND with benefits

Gwilym Roberts welcomes a patents ruling getting commercial issues in line with public policy

Under threat: fighting off intellectual property litigation bullies

Simon Miles considers the changes to the law on unjustified threats introduced by the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017

Trade mark tribunals: Same game, new rules

Solicitors accustomed to contentious IP work in the High Court can struggle to translate that experience to the UK and European tribunals, says Aaron Wood

To block or not to block?

As the internet increasingly becomes the playground of choice for counterfeiters, a recent decision is a welcome development for brand owners, writes Salmah Ebrahim

Rolls Building to be rebranded ‘Business and Property Courts’

New arrangements allow for more flexible cross-deployment of judges