When is it legitimate for a clothing retailer to use the image of a celebrity on clothing without the consent of the celebrity?
HGF are hosting a seminar on practical tips to maximise success in EPO oppositions and appeals in Basel on Wednesday 16th January.
In an appeal from an Examining Division decision, the Board of Appeal stated that the recently introduced R.28(2) EPC is in conflict with A.53(b) EPC as interpreted in both the Enlarged Board decisions G2/12 and G2/13 (“broccoli II” and “tomatoes II”). The Board held that under A.164(2) EPC the provisions of the convention, i.e. the Articles of the EPC, must prevail. Effectively, the Board indicated that G2/12 and G2/13 should be followed in allowing claims to plants produced by essentially biological processes, and that the contradictory R.28(2) EPC should be considered void.
Lucy Johnson and Craig Thomson will be attending the IQPC Global IP Exchange, which takes place 5th - 7th December in Georgia USA.
Rachel Fetches and Kate Taylor will be speaking at IQPC Life Sciences IP conference 27th-28th November in London.
HGF is proud to sponsor 'The Bessemer Society Fellowship Award Dinner 2018' at the Armourers and Brasiers Hall, London on Tuesday, 20th November 2018.