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By Simon Haslam
The scope of protection afforded by a patent is defined by its claims, those strangely-worded single-sentence statements found at the back of your patent.
By Emily Dodgson
After much hype and almost equal amounts of disillusionment, AM (additive manufacturing) is now finding real-world commercial scale application in an increasing range of industries.
By Matthew Smith
The EU Intellectual Property Office has recently issued a Decision which cancels McDonald's EU protection for the trade mark BIG MAC.
By Philip French
The UK's highest court has held that patents directed towards new medical uses for known products must disclose some sound scientific reasoning or directly relevant experimental evidence in suppor
By Danielle Cooksley
Brand protection is essential, particularly in the highly competitive, fast-paced Food and Drink (F&D) industry.
By Simon Bentley
On 14 November 2018, the UK government and the European Commission agreed in principle the terms of an Agreement between the UK and the EU setting out the terms of an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the European Union.
By Rebecca Atkins
In March 2016 and October 2017, we reported on the various changes to the European Union Trade Mark Regulation. Corresponding changes were made to the revised EU Trade Mark Directive ...
By Simon Haslam
It is important that a business makes sure that it owns the rights in an invention before it files a patent application.
By Simon Bentley
Negotiations continue between the UK and the EU on a Withdrawal Agreement prior to Brexit which is due to take place on 29 March 2019.
By Rebecca Atkins
In June last year, we reported that the Court of Appeal confirmed that the shape of the four finger KitKat chocolate bar is not sufficiently distinctive to act as a trade mark, despite evidence showing that a large...
By Simon Bentley
We have previously reported (please see our newsletter from March 2018) that the UK and the EU had, in principle and subject to the agreement of the draft Withdrawal Agreement,
By Simon Bentley
The UK has joined the Geneva Act under the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs ("Hague Agreement") with effect from 13th June 2018.
By Danielle Cooksley
An IP audit is a comprehensive review, carried out by an IP professional, of a business's existing IP assets, including patents, trade secrets, trade marks, designs and copyright.
By Tom Turner
European Union and UK Registered Designs provide protection for the appearance of a product, including its shape ...
By Tim Hewson
On 26 April 2018, the United Kingdom ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement.