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We have raised in a previous article the issue as to the jurisdictional confusion caused by the wording of transitional provisions of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (“UPC Treaty”), especially Article 83(1).   In this article we consider how this confusion might be resolved

By Alan Johnson, Bristows LLP

Thet Opinion of Advocate General Wathelet delivered in Case C-345/13 Karen Millen Fashions Ltd v Dunnes Stores, Dunnes Stores (Limerick) Ltd looks set to clarify a number of issues concerning unregistered Community design rights

By Amy Wood, Marks & Clerk

News that the Football Association Premier League Ltd (FAPL) is set to clamp down on Vine videos of goals for infringing copyright laws has sparked an unexpected debate about the Premier League's approach to IP protection

By Novagraaf

From Colombia we heard that a court declared Juan Valdez and its logo as a well- known mark. The court’s decision was handed down in an infringement of industrial property rights brought by Cafeteros de Colombia vs. Bamboo & Cafe Ltds

By Patricia Covarrubia

Whilst the IP world waits with bated breath for further progress on the Unified Patent Court, in another corner of Brussels, steps are being taken to boost an alternative and often overlooked form of protection: trade secrets.

By Gillian Taylor, Reddie and Grose