A recent case Scomadi Ltd & Anr v RA Engineering Co. Ltd at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) referencing two Registered Community Designs (RCD) showed the importance of accurate agreements between parties involved in manufacture and sales. The issues before the judge were breach of contract and infringement relating to three scooter models manufactured […]
The UK Intellectual Property Office has proposed changes to fees relating to UK patent applications and patents. As part of the process, the UKIPO ran a consultation on changes to statutory fees from April to June 2017. Perhaps unsurprisingly the feedback on the proposed fee increases was mixed. The UKIPO has now responded to the […]
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, […]
We thought we would focus on the practical implications of Brexit on trade mark protection in the UK with a simple Q&A. Will I need to file separate EU and UK applications after Brexit (possibly 2019)? Almost certainly yes, unless the UK and the EU agree a compromise. What about my existing EU registrations? There […]
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.