Keep up with what’s been happening this week in our latest intellectual property news round-up…

 

Chinese scientists ask for patent on US drug to fight virus

Scientists in the city at the centre of China’s virus outbreak have applied to patent a drug made by US company Gilead Science Inc. to treat the disease, possibly fuelling conflict over technology policy that helped trigger Washington’s tariff war with Beijing.

Battle to lure UK’s health-conscious consumers drives copyright spats

Products from no-alcohol prosecco to gluten-free pizza are increasingly at the centre of trademark disputes as companies step up efforts to woo health-conscious consumers.

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei sues Verizon for patent infringement

Huawei has filed two lawsuits against Verizon alleging the US carrier infringed patents held by the Chinese telecoms giant.

Apple patent explores crease-free folding phone

The design features an innovative hinge mechanism that would prevent creasing issues similar devices have suffered from.

Cypriot cheese producers win back trademark protection for ‘halloumi’

The Cypriot ministry first secured trademark protection for ‘halloumi’ at the UK Intellectual Property Office in 1990. However, the trademark was revoked in 2018 following a legal challenge brought by UK-based cheese producers. Now, they’ve won it back again.

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