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The importance of accuracy with RCDs

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 […]

Proposed Fee Changes at the UKIPO

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 […]

Brexit, the EU position

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 […]

Chapman IP take on Clarendon Marathon

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, […]

Brexit update on Trade Marks

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 moves to new larger premises

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.

New director to head Chapman IP Munich office

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.

Southampton Office

Kings Park House, 22 Kings Park Road
Southampton SO15 2AT, UK
info@chapmanip.com
T +44 (0) 23 8000 2022
F +44 (0) 23 8000 2023

Munich Office

Tal 44, 80331 Munich,
Germany
munich@chapmanip.com
T +44 (0) 23 8000 2022

Cardiff Office

Cardiff Business Technology Centre
Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4AY, UK
cardiff@chapmanip.com
T +44 (0) 29 2009 9999
F +44 (0) 29 2066 4319

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