News & IP updates

A bug’s life: M&S brings legal action as regards Aldi’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar If you have been consumed by the news surrounding the global battle against Covid-19, then you may have missed the...
May 2021
Pakistan joins International Trade Mark System Pakistan has recently deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with the World Intellectual Property...
April 2021
Beck Greener Looking Closer: The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility for Businesses and How to Succeed in This Growing Area In Beck Greener’s second podcast, Looking Closer, Partners James Stones and Catherine Jewell discuss the topic of...
March 2021
DABUS out of the running for inventor’s rights - no leg to stand on? In late 2018 Dr Stephen Thaler filed two patent applications with the UK IPO. Upon filing, these applications were...
March 2021
Beck Greener Ranked as Silver Tier Firm in WTR 1000 2021: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals We are delighted to announce that Beck Greener has been ranked as a silver tiered firm in the recommended trade mark...
February 2021
More Formal Channels: PCT Extended to Guernsey and Gibraltar The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has been expanded to include Guernsey and Gibraltar following recent announcements...
February 2021
“STEM: Branching Out” Project continues to grow as it turns Five January 2021 marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of Beck Greener’s “STEM: Branching Out” project, and in honour...
January 2021
IP Post Brexit The United Kingdom has left the European Union (“Brexit”) and the “Transitional Period” is now over. Nonetheless, Beck...
January 2021
“Useful For” Not Useful for Providing Clarity Care should be taken when using the phrase “useful for” when drafting claims in light of decision T 1170/16 of the EPO...
December 2020
Update to address for services rules at the UKIPO Under current UK law, owners of applications or registrations for UK patents, trade marks or designs have been required...
November 2020

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