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IPEC Provides Quick and Cost-Effective IP Litigation in the UK Courts

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has an objective to provide quick and cost-effective IP litigation.  It has proved to be popular. A requirement for cheaper and quicker IP litigation was identified back in the 1980s. Small and medium-sized companies and individuals often found that traditional high court litigation was expensive and time consuming.  Many […]

The Murray Parish Trust announced as our chosen charity

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 […]

UK introduces changes to patent fees

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has recently announced changes to the UK patent fees. These changes follow a consultation period in 2017 and introduce some new fees as well as increasing existing fees. The changes will enter into force for UK patent applicants on 6 April 2018. The changes related to filing, search, examination […]

European Commission drafts Brexit Agreement which deals with EU IP rights

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 […]

IP Audits – is your IP properly protected and working for you?

As you may know, IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) are extensive and cover unregistered rights such as goodwill, confidential information, copyright, unregistered trade marks, and unregistered design rights. These come into existence automatically and exist without formal registration, while registered rights (such as registered designs, trade marks and patents) need to be registered at the relevant intellectual […]

Chapman IP team complete 10k running race for charity

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 […]

UK Patent Fast Track

When handling applications before the European Patent Office (EPO) we frequently encounter enquires regarding the speed of examination.  While the EPO has recently increased the speed at which it conducts examination, individual national patent applications are still the fastest method of progressing an application to grant. In the UK, accelerating prosecution of a patent application […]

International design applications – protecting your design using 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 set of fees, […]

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Cardiff Office

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