IP News

Unitary Patent Package Moving Forward Again Germany has now ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement after a long delay caused by challenges before the...
September 2021
September 2021
The Impact of Brexit on Pharmaceutical Patents & SPCs in the UK A recent paper in the British Journal of Pharmacy from the University of Huddersfield Press discusses the implications...
May 2021
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
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
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
IP Post Brexit The United Kingdom has left the European Union (“Brexit”) and the “Transitional Period” is now over. Nonetheless, Beck...
January 2021
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
Further Update on EPO Oral Proceedings The EPO has now announced that from 4 January 2021 Opposition Division oral proceedings will normally be held by...
November 2020

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