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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]