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.
Nestlé has lost its latest legal battle against Cadbury over the shape of its KitKat chocolate bar at the UK Court of Appeal.
The message is that change is on the horizon … but not just yet! Here’s the latest. Since the establishment of the European Patent Convention in 1973 applicants have had access to a centralised application, prosecution and grant procedure managed by the European Patent Office (EPO). The grant of a European patent as a bundle […]
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. Initially, there will be no change as the UK will remain an EU member until […]
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 […]
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.
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. More recently this service has been extended, for example by allowing additional grounds of invalidity to be raised, leading to a surge in its popularity among […]
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.