Lorraine Kelly hit headlines last week when she emerged successful in a court case brought by HMRC over a £1.2 million tax bill. However, the tax law underlying the decision has been overshadowed by Judge Dean’s assessment of the Lorraine presenter as a “theatrical artist” who “presents herself as a brand”.
Insights: March 2019
This is a tale of the Old World of Internal Combustion Engines versus the New of Electrified Powertrains, and of the Giant automotive OEMs versus the Minnows that are automotive start-ups – but mainly statistics showing patent filing trends in the automotive powertrain sector
In 2017, the Boards of Appeal moved from their central Munich location to the municipality of Haar. The purpose of the move was to increase public perception of their independence, as well as to increase efficiency and organisation.
The Enlarged Board of Appeal, the EPO’s highest appeal body, has been invited to decide on whether a computer-implemented simulation is patentable, either by itself or as part of a design process.
Alice Findlay, Helen Wakerley and Tom Sharman receive praise from the WTR1000 directory of the World’s leading trademark professionals.
The EU General Court refused Bayer Intellectual Property’s heart logo- and, with cruel irony, did so on Valentine’s day.
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