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.
We are pleased to have been named in the top filers of UK and EU trade mark applications in 2016 in the latest UK Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys CITMA Review.
Nestlé has lost its latest legal battle against Cadbury over the shape of its KitKat chocolate bar at the UK Court of Appeal.
The message is that change is on the horizon … but not just yet! Here’s the latest. Since the establishment of the European Patent Convention in 1973 applicants have had access to a centralised application, prosecution and grant procedure managed by the European Patent Office (EPO). The grant of a European patent as a bundle […]
In a landmark decision on patent infringement, The Supreme Court has confirmed that UK law does provide for a doctrine of equivalents when determining the scope of patent protection.
While some companies may introduce incentive schemes to encourage patent application filings, or reward particularly prolific inventors there is no requirement to do so. It is well known under UK patent law that “…an invention made by an employee shall, as between him and his employer, be taken to belong to his employer” and in most […]
We’re proud to announce that 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.
The UKIPO has long provided the means for any third party to obtain an independent opinion on questions of validity and infringement in relation to granted UK and EP(UK) patents. More recently this service has been extended, for example by allowing additional grounds of invalidity to be raised, leading to a surge in its popularity among […]