The UK Intellectual Property Office has proposed changes to fees relating to UK patent applications and patents. As part of the process, the UKIPO ran a consultation on changes to statutory fees from April to June 2017. Perhaps unsurprisingly the feedback on the proposed fee increases was mixed. The UKIPO has now responded to the […]
We are delighted to be reconfirmed as a Legal 500 practice for both our patent and trade mark work.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Thomas L Lederer, a German and European Patent Attorney, to lead our Munich office. Tom’s appointment as a Director will further strengthen the firm’s leadership team as we continue to grow and expand our client base across Europe, the UK and worldwide.
We are pleased to have been named in the top filers of UK and EU trade mark applications in 2016 in the latest UK Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys CITMA Review.
Chapman IP has signed a lease for space in 22 Kings Park Road in Southampton. This relocation to larger premises is part of the firm’s high growth strategy in response to client demand for its expert intellectual property services.
Hats off to the eight strong Chapman IP team who took part in the Clarendon Marathon on Sunday 7 October. The two teams completed a Relay Marathon along the Clarendon Way, of which more than 90% is off road. There were certainly some tired legs in the office on Monday morning! Congratulations to Vicky Pugsley, […]
In a landmark decision on patent infringement, The Supreme Court has confirmed that UK law does provide for a doctrine of equivalents when determining the scope of patent protection.
While some companies may introduce incentive schemes to encourage patent application filings, or reward particularly prolific inventors there is no requirement to do so. It is well known under UK patent law that “…an invention made by an employee shall, as between him and his employer, be taken to belong to his employer” and in most […]