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Intellectual Property is playing an increasingly important part in business development. In this section we aim to provide you with updates about some of the most important aspects of Intellectual Property that are being talked about both in business and in the profession. To obtain our Hot Topic update about any of the subjects listed, please click on the relevant PDF tab.





Early Certainty Search...

The European Patent Office (EPO) recently launched the "Early Certainty from Search" scheme with the aim to improve legal certainty on pending patent applications. What effect will this have on the prosecution of patent applications, and is it all good news?






Intellectual Property Act 2014...

The United Kingdom will soon be adopting the Intellectual Property Act 2014. What changes is this Act going to bring about to UK design and patent law which you need to be aware of?






Revisions to Chinese Trade Mark Law...

On 1 May 2014, China will implement the third revision of its Trade Mark Law. These changes will have a significant impact on the registration and enforcement of trade marks in China..






Protected in Yorkshire...

UDL is proud to act for Canterbury of New Zealand, the sports clothing brand and official kit sponsor of the England Rugby Union. The work that we do for Canterbury shows the differing forms of intellectual property (IP) that exist in everyday items....






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