DRUGS AND LAWYERS



One to watch out for

This Thursday, Advocate General Sharpston will deliver her opinion in the latest round of the Boehringer Ingelheim repackaging case. Lots of questions have been referred (you can read them all here) from the England and Wales Court of Appeal concerning conditions for reboxing, overstickering and repackaging in repackaging cases.

The IPKat will bring you news when it happens.


Consultation on the change to the Nice Classification

The UK Patent Office is running a consultation on a change to the Nice Classification for trade marks agreed at the 20th Session of the Committee of Experts.

The change sees ‘legal services’ moved from Class 42 (essentially scientific and technological services) to Class 45 (personal and social services rendered to individuals etc). Since the Nice Classifications are part of the Trade Mark Rules in the UK, a statutory instrument will be necessary to alter them in the UK.

Comments are invited (by 30 June).

The IPKat notes that this shouldn’t make too much difference to assessing identity/similarity of services, since the Nice Classification isn’t decisive in this assessment. However, it will make a difference to the number of classes those who want to apply for registration for multiple types of services need to apply for.
DRUGS AND LAWYERS DRUGS AND LAWYERS Reviewed by Unknown on Sunday, April 02, 2006 Rating: 5

No comments:

All comments must be moderated by a member of the IPKat team before they appear on the blog. Comments will not be allowed if the contravene the IPKat policy that readers' comments should not be obscene or defamatory; they should not consist of ad hominem attacks on members of the blog team or other comment-posters and they should make a constructive contribution to the discussion of the post on which they purport to comment.

It is also the IPKat policy that comments should not be made completely anonymously, and users should use a consistent name or pseudonym (which should not itself be defamatory or obscene, or that of another real person), either in the "identity" field, or at the beginning of the comment. Current practice is to, however, allow a limited number of comments that contravene this policy, provided that the comment has a high degree of relevance and the comment chain does not become too difficult to follow.

Learn more here: http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/p/want-to-complain.html

Powered by Blogger.