News & IP updates

Beck Greener at INTA 2018 in Seattle, Washington, USA. The Beck Greener Trade Marks Department are delighted to be attending this year’s 140 th International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting, in Seattle, Washington from 19 May until 23 May, 2018.
March 2018
UPC Update – Draft Brexit Agreement This week’s draft Brexit agreement may help the United Kingdom to stay part of the Unitary Patent Package . Entry into...
March 2018
Brexit Draft Agreement – Transition Period to Apply for Intellectual Property Rights A draft agreement on withdrawal of the UK from the European Union has been published this week. The agreement provides...
March 2018
The latest CJEU referral relating to SPCs (1) Sandoz Limited, (2) Hexal AG v (1) G.D. Searle LLC, (2) Janssen Sciences Ireland UC This decision from the UK Court...
March 2018
Beck Greener Wins CITMA Charity Quiz A Beck Greener quiz team has recently taken part in the annual CITMA quiz. The team came first out of the twenty-two...
March 2018
Cambodia becomes 4th EPO Validation State From 1 March 2018, it will be possible to validate European patents in Cambodia (KH). Cambodia will be the first Asian...
March 2018
Changes to EPO Examination - No Third Chances? The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently been given the power to issue a summons to oral proceedings in place of a first examination report – and we are already seeing examiners using it. This article summarises some of the likely dangers of this change and what applicants can do differently in order to avoid being caught out.
February 2018
CIPA publishes Brexit video European Patent Work Unaffected by Brexit The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) recently published its new...
February 2018
Brexit and IP - some frequently asked questions We have developed a series of FAQs to summarise the situation for IP protection in the UK and Europe after Brexit.
February 2018
Changes To Official Fees For UK Patent Applications in 2018 In a recent announcement, the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has confirmed changes to the fees for patents and patent applications that will take effect on 6th April 2018.
February 2018

Pages