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Catch up with the latest news from around the firm and the world of IP.

Inventor rights in the UK – the last word in compensation?

While some companies may introduce incentive schemes to encourage patent application filings, or reward particularly prolific inventors there is no requirement to do so.

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08.08.2017

Should Nestlé “take a break” from litigation?

Nestlé has lost its latest legal battle against Cadbury over the shape of its KitKat chocolate bar at the UK Court of Appeal.

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20.06.2017

Helga Chapman secures coveted place in IAM Strategy 300

We’re proud to announce that Helga Chapman, our managing partner, has secured a coveted place in the IAM Strategy 300 – an independent directory of the world’s leading IP strategists.

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09.06.2017

The Unitary Patent and the UPC – change ahead for patent protection in Europe

The message is that change is on the horizon … but not just yet! Here’s the latest.
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08.06.2017

A matter of opinion, UKIPO service extended

The UKIPO has long provided the means for any third party to obtain an independent opinion on questions of validity and infringement in relation to granted UK and EP(UK) patents.
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17.05.2017

Brexit: Article 50 Triggered

On March 29, Theresa May formally notified the European Union of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU. The UK Government now begins the lengthy and uncharted process of negotiating the terms of our exit with our European partners.
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04.04.2017

Early Certainty of Patentability

A recent decision of the EBoA (Enlarged Board of Appeal) has brought clarity to an area of European Patent Law in limbo from a referral to the EBoA back in 2015, and to decisions dating from 2010.
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23.02.2017

DEFENDER blocks off-roader

A recent decision of the EBoA (Enlarged Board of Appeal) has brought clarity to an area of European Patent Law in limbo from a referral to the EBoA back in 2015, and to decisions dating from 2010.
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08.02.2017

Decision at last

A recent decision of the EBoA (Enlarged Board of Appeal) has brought clarity to an area of European Patent Law in limbo from a referral to the EBoA back in 2015, and to decisions dating from 2010.
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20.01.2017

Keep on running …

On a clear, chilly morning on 2 October 2016 two attorneys from chapman+co made up part of a relay marathon team running the Clarendon marathon.
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01.01.2017

UK Government plans to proceed with the ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement

The UK Government has announced its plan to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), thus giving the first signal as to its intentions on this issue following the result of the referendum to leave the EU.
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30.12.2016

Changes from 6 April 2017 – A spring clean – advance notice!

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has announced a further set of rule changes that take effect from 6 April 2017.
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16.11.2016

A clean sweep for Autumn?

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has announced a raft of rule changes that take effect from 1 October 2016.
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12.10.2016

New Director level appointment at Chapman & Co

We have strengthened our leadership team with the appointment of Dr Catherine Bonner as a Director.
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27.09.2016

Chapman & Co opens office in Munich

We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Munich’s Altstadt as part of our ongoing expansion plan.
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15.09.2016

Courts able to order internet service providers to block websites advertising counterfeit goods

Following a recent appeal to the Court of Appeal, a decision that the English High Court can order internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to websites advertising counterfeit goods has been upheld by the Court of Appeal.
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23.08.2016

UKIPO provides insight for small businesses and trade mark protection in China

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) commissioned a programme of research among UK businesses to understand the extent of bad faith trade mark applications and to gain insights into how they affect UK businesses operating in China.
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20.07.2016

European IP Update

On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom (UK) held a tightly-fought referendum as to whether to remain in, or leave, the European Union (EU). As you are aware, a narrow majority voted in favour to leave the EU.
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24.06.2016

EU Referendum Statements

Click here to read statements from CIPA and ITMA.
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20.06.2016

chapman+co feature in The Times Intellectual Property Special Report

The Times have today published a substantial and informative special report discussing the importance of intellectual property to businesses and companies.
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25.05.2016

‘IP Star for 2016’ awarded to Helga Chapman

We are very proud to announce that chapman+co director and founder, Helga Chapman, has been recognised as an ‘IP Star for 2016’.
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23.05.2016

The UK, “Brexit” and IP Law

On 22 February 2016, the Prime Minister announced a referendum on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, to take place on 23 June 2016.
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12.04.2016

Once Upon A Time…

A recent example of the peculiarities of UK copyright law has brought into sharp relief how the length of some IP rights can outlive changes in statute and policy.
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21.03.2016

Legislation Changes – Developments for the European Trade Mark System

On 23 March 2016, just short of the 20th anniversary of the European Community Trade Mark, the system is having its most significant revamp to date.
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01.03.2016

The Validity of a Granted Patent

A comparison of Post AIA US Practice with Opposition Procedure before the EPO.

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18.01.2016

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