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Going Global

Cleveland will be exhibiting at the Going Global show at Kensington Olympia on 3 and 4 December 2015. Nick Bennett, a patent attorney in our chemistry department, will deliver a brief introduction ..

Renewal Reminder Scams Penalised by Court

Proprietors of registered designs, trade marks and patents pay renewal fees to the Intellectual Property Office (“IPO”) to keep their rights in force. Patent and trade mark attorneys frequently pr..

Poisonous Divisionals – Antidote or Bust – Update

We discussed the poisonous divisionals and poisonous priority issue in our previous post and mentioned that the question of how to deal with such situations has been referred to the Enlarged Board of ..

European patents in Moldova

The EPO has now reached an agreement with the Republic of Moldova which will allow European patents to take legal effect in Moldova. From 1 November 2015, any newly filed European or PCT patent applic..

The Unified Patent Court – how to opt out

The unitary patent, and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) that will have exclusive jurisdiction over it, represent the most significant development in European patent law for some decades. Whether or not..

International registration of trade marks has become easier

The International system of registration of trade marks - which is also known as the ‘Madrid’ or ‘WIPO’ system - can bring significant cost savings for brand owners who want to protect their m..