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The latest IP news and insights from our expert attorneys.

Patents

07-03-2019

​Patentability of plants or animals — the Boards of Appeal of the EPO Boards of Appeal assert authority

A new EPO decision clarifies aspects of its position, but leaves many questions unanswered...

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Patents

05-02-2019

Size matters — patenting at the nanoscale

Can you gain protection for a nanomaterial despite the material itself having been disclosed before?

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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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Patents

22-11-2018

Swiss-type second medical use patents, plausibility and infringement — is there a conclusion?

A recent Supreme Court judgement has important implications for pharmaceutical patents.

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Patents

12-11-2018

Tea — a simple cuppa, or the elixir of youth?

It turns out that a decent cuppa can prevent disease and fight ageing... we break down the science.

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IP tips

05-11-2018

Patent ownership and inventorship — a quick guide

Applicants, inventors, owners. What's the difference? Here's a quick guide.

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Team

30-10-2018

We’re recommended by The Legal 500 for 2019

Our patent and trade mark practices and many of our attorneys are 'recommended' by The Legal 500.

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IP tips

26-10-2018

Patent Box — four considerations to secure tax relief on profits from patented products

You might be entitled to tax relief on profits earned from your patented inventions.

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Patents

11-04-2018

Our ageing population — medical technologies on the rise

Our population is ageing, and the number of medical patent applications is rising...

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