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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, […]

Shapes and colours – worth trying to protect as trade marks?

Louboutin faces further setback in its ongoing battle of its red sole trade mark.  The iconic red sole of Louboutin high heels, faces further controversy following the most recent development from the European Court of Justice (ECJ). It also casts further doubt on the chances of achieving trade mark protection for shapes of products or […]

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 […]

Hard Brexit Q&A from EUIPO

The European Union Intellectual Property Office, who are responsible for all EU trade marks and registered designs, have issued a “Question and Answer” document setting out the implications of a hard Brexit on EU trade marks and registered designs.  Whilst all parties are working towards a transitional period to ease these changes, and/or a long […]

Accelerated Examination at the EPO

One of the most frequent enquiries concerning the European Patent Office (EPO) is the speed at which patent applications are examined.  It is not unusual for patent applications to remain pending at the EPO for several years, especially if the subject of the invention lies in a popular field, such as telecommunications or chemical compositions. […]

Southampton Office

Kings Park House, 22 Kings Park Road
Southampton SO15 2AT, UK
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Munich Office

Tal 44, 80331 Munich,
Germany
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Cardiff Office

Cardiff Business Technology Centre
Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4AY, UK
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