In recent years, machine learning and so-called ‘artificial intelligence’ systems have once again come into the spotlight. As ever, patent law both in the UK and around the world has developed to keep pace with and encourage these emerging technologies. The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the UK courts are often guided by decisions […]
We are delighted to announce that Dr Thomas Gibb has been promoted to Director. Founding Director Helga Chapman said: “My fellow directors and I look forward to having Tom on board to assist with the continued growth and management of the practice. This is a thoroughly deserved promotion in recognition of Tom’s hard work and […]
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 […]
Several territories around the world provide the option of protecting inventions via a Utility Model, as an alternative or a back-up to patent protection. Utility Models tend to be granted more quickly and at lower cost than patents, but it is important to be aware of all the pros and cons before applying for this […]
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 […]