Buehler Ag v Chronos Richardson Ltd: CA 20 Mar 1998

The rejection of an opposition claim to a European Patent by the European Patents Office, did not create an estoppel for an English Court looking at a similar issue.


Roch, Aldous LJJ


Times 03-Apr-1998, [1998] 2 All ER 960, [1998] EWCA Civ 509




Patents Act 1977 72


England and Wales

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CitedSpecial Effects Ltd v L’Oreal Sa and Another CA 12-Jan-2007
The defendants had opposed the grant of the trade mark which they were now accused of infringing. The claimants said that having failed at the opposition stage, they were now estopped from challenging the validity of the mark.
Held: It was not . .
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Intellectual Property, European

Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.78729