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01-10-2019

We’re a top tier firm in The Legal 500

We've been recognised as a Tier One firm​ in the latest edition of The Legal 500 rankings.

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Industry news

21-01-2019

Changes to the EUTM Directive 2015

Here's a summary of the latest changes to EU trade mark law.

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Industry news

14-01-2019

Deal or no deal — how will trade marks work after Brexit?

We break down the government's new 'TM Exit Regulations', set to come into play on 'Brexit day'.

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Industry news

08-01-2019

Deal or no deal — what happens to my intellectual property rights after Brexit?

Ahead of the 'meaningful vote', here's what will happen to all your IP rights once we leave the EU.

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Industry news

08-01-2019

.eu domain names after Brexit — do you need a contingency plan?

Find out whether you need to put a contingency plan in place for your .eu domain name.

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Industry news

01-10-2018

Preview of updated EPO Guidelines for Examination for computer-implemented inventions

Get a preview of the new CII guidelines set to come into effect on 1 November 2018.

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01-10-2018

If an appeal fee is not paid on time, will the fee be reimbursed?

We discuss a question raised by the President of the EPO around the late payment of appeal fees.

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Industry news

26-09-2018

Brexit — what ‘no deal’ means for your intellectual property

We explain the key points from the new Brexit papers, which have big implications for IP.

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Industry news

20-09-2018

We stand behind CIPA’s initiative to seek continued involvement with the EUIPO after Brexit

UK- and EU-based trade mark owners may soon need to protect their rights in two jurisdictions.

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Industry news

14-09-2018

God save our gracious meme — the EU Copyright Directive explained

We explain the key issues with the EU's efforts to modernise copyright law.

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Industry news

18-07-2018

Recent changes to UK Trade Secrecy Laws explained

We explain the recent key changes to UK trade secrets regulations.

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Industry news

26-04-2018

Celebrating women in innovation on World IP Day

Take a journey of female invention and find out why our female attorneys love working in IP.

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Industry news

24-04-2018

.eu domain names in a post-Brexit world

Gareth Price weighs in on what will happen to ‘.eu’ domain names when the UK leaves the EU.

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Industry news

02-10-2017

Unjustified threats — can you still send out a threatening letter?

Learn what the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 means for you.

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Industry news

29-09-2017

Changes to EU trade mark regulation

Get the low-down on changes to the legislation protecting EU trade marks.

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Industry news

04-09-2017

Can’t (re)touch this

Any newspaper or magazine ads in France must now state they've been retouched if edited.

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Industry news

23-12-2016

English Court of Appeal confirms interpretation of 'about'

​Learn more about the interpretation of relative terms.

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Industry news

30-11-2016

Admissibility of prior use evidence

Guidance on the admissibility of prior use evidence during third party proceedings before the EPO.

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Industry news

25-11-2016

​Can presenting information be technical?

Presenting information can be technical — but there's a bit more to it than that...

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Industry news

20-10-2016

Missed a deadline? The EPO clarifies guidance on re-establishment of rights

Missing a deadline set by the EPO can be serious, but there is a remedy.

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Industry news

20-09-2016

Welcome changes to the patent rules

We lay out the upcoming changes to patent rules.

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Industry news

08-06-2016

The importance of reading your patent

You need to check the text for grant very carefully before it's approved.

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