EIP and Stobbs announce new collaboration & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…
The Cambridge-based team of leading intellectual property firm Appleyard Lees was recognised at the recent Cambridgeshire Law Society Legal Excellence Awards, being judged ‘highly commended’ in the ‘Law Firm of the Year’ and ‘Excellence in Technology and Innovation’ categories. Appleyard Lees managing partner Dick Waddington said, “I am delighted that our Cambridge team has achieved success in this year’s Cambridgeshire Law Society Legal Excellence Awards. Being recognised demonstrates the close relationships the team has developed with innovators and businesses in Cambridge. It also shows our commitment to giving our clients the best possible service.”
The European Patent Office (EPO) has adopted a new environmental policy that outlines its plan to be carbon neutral by 2030. The EPO recognises that as a large employer with sites across Europe, it has a responsibility to contribute to environmental efforts at local and global levels.
EIP and Stobbs have announced a new collaboration to provide clients with specialist services in patent protection and trademarking. The innovative agreement will see EIP, a European and US IP firm, focusing on high-value patent matters and Stobbs, the UK-based intangible asset management company, expanding its trademark practice.
Facebook and Gucci have filed a joint lawsuit against the “head of an international counterfeiting business” which will be the first lawsuit of it’s kind. The individual that is being sued has allegedly used Facebook to sell fake Gucci products.