The Kardashians – A cautionary tale

As widely reported, the famous for being famous Kardashian sisters (Kim, Khloe and Kourtney) have had to rename their “Khroma” make up range which was being sold in over 5300 stores across the US because of a dispute with Lee Tillett, Inc., the owner of the KROMA line of cosmetics. […]Read More »

Why Patent Attorneys are indispensable / Are third parties free to produce Myriad’s breast cancer gene test?

In a much-anticipated decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., the United States Supreme Court has held that product claims directed to naturally occurring BRCA gene sequences are products of nature and are therefore not eligible for patent protection.  Thus claims to naturally occurring nucleic acids are not […]Read More »

UK Intellectual Property Bill 2013

What is it all about? The Bill (here) is weighted heavily towards change in the UK design legal framework but patents and freedom of information both get a mention too.  The Bill aims to simplify and improve design and patent protection to help businesses, to clarify the IP legal framework […]Read More »