News & IP updates

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
Contested Territory Ian Bartlett's article in the CITMA Review voices concerns about the approach to antecedent rights in trade mark cases
February 2018
"STEM: Branching Out" project puts down strong roots This month, the Beck Greener "STEM: Branching Out" project turns two years old. As we enter a new year, it seems...
January 2018
The World (Cup) is full of possibilities Happy New Year everyone. From 14 June to 15 July this year, Russia will play host to the FIFA World Cup, the prominent...
January 2018

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