After the filing of your patent application at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), you will receive a patent application number, which will be in the format of GBXXXXXXX.X, and a filing date. Our standard procedure here at Chapman IP is to, upon filing your application, request that the UKIPO carry out a search of […]
As a business owner, there are a huge number of considerations, worries and demands on our time: teaching yourself the vagaries of the latest social media trend, considering this year’s marketing spend, collating where your custom is coming from, let alone getting the business in. So if the words ‘registered trade mark’ are uttered, it gets […]
The European Commission has issued its position paper on pan-European Union Intellectual Property (IP) rights post-Brexit. As patents are NOT governed by the EU but come under the remit of European Patent Office, they are unaffected by Brexit and are not included in the document. Thus the EU need only concern itself with other IP […]
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, […]
Once a trade mark is registered, it is common for owners to assume that the only action required is to monitor for potential infringement of that right. However, a trade mark, like any property asset, must be managed. One of the most frequently overlooked issues is the ownership of a registered trade mark being correct. […]
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.
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.