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.
Congratulations to ‘Team Chapman IP’ who ran the ABP Southampton 10 km road race on 22nd April. Six staff members completed the 10K, while a seventh, Catherine Bonner, ran a half marathon. Chapman IP made a donation of £500 to its chosen charity, The Murray Parish Trust, made up from the sale of furniture at […]
The Hague System The Hague System provides an opportunity for designers and companies to protect their designs in over 60 countries throughout the world, using an “international” design application. An application through The Hague System allows for protection in a large number of territories using only a single application, in single language, having a single […]
Louboutin faces further setback in its ongoing battle of its red sole trade mark. The iconic red sole of Louboutin high heels, faces further controversy following the most recent development from the European Court of Justice (ECJ). It also casts further doubt on the chances of achieving trade mark protection for shapes of products or […]
We are delighted to announce that we’ve selected The Murray Parish Trust as our chosen charity because of its fantastic work fundraising for paediatric emergency medicine at Southampton General Hospital. Chapman IP Founder and director Helga Chapman said: “Many of the team here at Chapman IP are parents, and we have all been moved to […]
While the UK government dithers over any Brexit-related decisions, the European Commission has released its version of a draft Withdrawal Agreement. The full document can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/draft_withdrawal_agreement.pdf Buried within a vast array of diverse issues are Articles relating to EU intellectual property rights. These provide some seemingly sensible and practical details of how […]
The European Union Intellectual Property Office, who are responsible for all EU trade marks and registered designs, have issued a “Question and Answer” document setting out the implications of a hard Brexit on EU trade marks and registered designs. Whilst all parties are working towards a transitional period to ease these changes, and/or a long […]
One of the most frequent enquiries concerning the European Patent Office (EPO) is the speed at which patent applications are examined. It is not unusual for patent applications to remain pending at the EPO for several years, especially if the subject of the invention lies in a popular field, such as telecommunications or chemical compositions. […]