Businesses are increasingly aware of the value that registered intellectual property rights such as patents, trade marks and design registrations can bring, both in terms of protecting a company’s position in the marketplace and also as assets in their own right. However, recently a spotlight has been shone on another aspect of intellectual property that […]
This week, the UK government issued guidance for trade marks and designs should a ‘no deal’ scenario arise from Brexit negotiations. The full document can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/trade-marks-and-designs-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/trade-marks-and-designs-if-theres-no-brexit-deal. It should be highlighted that this is a guidance note and is not the final arrangement. A summary of the main points are listed below: Protection […]
Several territories around the world provide the option of protecting inventions via a Utility Model, as an alternative or a back-up to patent protection. Utility Models tend to be granted more quickly and at lower cost than patents, but it is important to be aware of all the pros and cons before applying for this […]
Many companies have made claims under the Patent Box scheme that was initially introduced in April 2013. The measures aim to provide a boost for innovative businesses within the UK, and Patent Box provides companies generating profit from patented inventions with the benefit of a 10% rate of corporation tax in relation to their patent-related profit. […]
Well done to our trio of runners who completed the four-leg Clarendon Marathon relay on Sunday 7th October. Dr Vicky Pugsley ran the first leg from Salisbury to Winterslow; she handed over the baton to Dr Catherine Bonner who covered the Winterslow to Broughton leg, and then Dr Luke Tregilgas ran legs three and four […]
In recent years, machine learning and so-called ‘artificial intelligence’ systems have once again come into the spotlight. As ever, patent law both in the UK and around the world has developed to keep pace with and encourage these emerging technologies. The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the UK courts are often guided by decisions […]
We are delighted to announce that Dr Thomas Gibb has been promoted to Director. Founding Director Helga Chapman said: “My fellow directors and I look forward to having Tom on board to assist with the continued growth and management of the practice. This is a thoroughly deserved promotion in recognition of Tom’s hard work and […]
We’re proud to announce that for the third year running 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.