Morag Peberdy has broad experience in all areas of intellectual property, where she advises on both contentious and non-contentious issues. Her wide-ranging expertise includes patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, database rights and confidential information, and covers drafting intellectual property agreements and infringement and contractual disputes. Her particular focuses have been on patent work in the life science sector, and in advising branded goods companies.
by Morag Peberdy and Christina Helden When the legislative package the EU Unitary Patent was agreed last December, many speculated that the 1 January 2014 date for the implementation of the EU’s Unitary Patent was overly ambitious. The publication of the UK’s new Intellectual Property Bill (the “Bill”) on 10 May 2013 now gives real … Continue Reading
by Morag Peberdy and Christina Helden On 19 March 2013 the India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) released its written judgment upholding the Controller of the Indian Patent Office’s decision to grant Natco Pharma Ltd a compulsory licence under Bayer A.G.’s patent for its anti-cancer drug Nexavar. Section 84(1)(a)–(c) of the Indian Patents Act 1970 … Continue Reading
By Morag Peberdy and Jacqueline Clover In a departure from the normal approach, the English High Court has found that in certain circumstances a copyright sub-licence may survive termination of the head licence. This was the Court’s holding in VLM Holdings Limited v Ravensworth Digital Services Limited  EWHC 228 (Ch). Because of the specific … Continue Reading
By Morag Peberdy and Jacqueline Clover Yesterday, judgment was delivered by the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) in the ONEL case on what constitutes genuine use of a Community Trade Mark (“CTM”). A CTM can be revoked if there has been no genuine use in the Community for 5 years. The conventional … Continue Reading
After more than 40 years of discussions, the European Parliament today voted in favour of the “EU patent package,” hot on the heels of the European Council’s approval yesterday. The EU patent package will create a Unitary EU Patent i.e. a uniform patent which will have equal effect and will be granted, transferred and enforced … Continue Reading
Shortly before today’s vote in the European Parliament on the Unitary EU Patent , Advocate General Bot recommended that the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) dismiss the actions brought by Spain and Italy objecting to the EU Patent package. The Spanish and Italians did not support the compromise that the rest of … Continue Reading