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All due care required! Professional representatives beware…

A recent decision by the European Patent Office’s Legal Board of Appeal (J 5/18) is…

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Patents or trade secrets?

Innovation quickly leads to the question of how best to protect the intellectual property generated.…

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When is an innovation patentable?

Where research is being done, innovation often follows. And in many instances, it may be…

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BREXIT | WHERE ARE WE NOW?

The UK remains divided over the issue of Brexit, in the wake of the UK…

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QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS

It has been a busy start of the year for the EPO’s Enlarged Board of…

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CHILLING NEWS FOR ICELAND’S EU TRADE MARK

Frozen-food retailer, Iceland, must have been disappointed to receive the decision of the EUIPO, earlier…

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MARK YOUR TERRITORY – CHOOSING AND PROTECTING YOUR BRAND

Here we discuss some of the key points to consider when choosing a new brand,…

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Unitary patent and Unified Patent Court

The European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court may be close to implementation. Here, we…

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Submitting experimental examples at the European Patent Office (EPO) after filing

A common question asked by our colleagues outside Europe is whether the EPO allows applicants…

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Supreme Court firmly establishes UK doctrine of equivalents

Significant changes in the way we determine claim scope in the UK. In its decision…

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VALIDLY CLAIMING PRIORITY – YET ANOTHER STUMBLING BLOCK

We have written previously about issues which can cause problems to patent applicants who seek…

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Priority Pitfalls – a summary

The ability of a party filing a patent application to “claim priority” from the filing…

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Priority Pitfalls – detailed analysis

The ability of a party filing a patent application to “claim priority” from the filing…

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High Growth Start-up Scheme

We are heavily involved in advising start-ups and spin-outs. Our attorneys enjoy working with founders…

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IP snapshot

IP audits or due diligence exercises take stock of an IP portfolio and highlight any…

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IP Audits

Uncovering Your Hidden Assets: with the help of funding from the UK Intellectual Property Office…

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