IPO issues white paper on “Diversity in the European Innovation Industry and IP Profession”

27 April 2022
The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) has recently issued a white paper relating to diversity in the European innovation industry…
Jennifer O'Farrell
Jennifer O'Farrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
IPO issues white paper on “Diversity in the European Innovation Industry and IP Profession”

Missing elements – racial and ethnic inequalities in the chemical sciences

27 April 2022
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) recently published a report which provides undisputed evidence that racial and ethnic inequalities are…
Zöe Clyde-Watson
Zöe Clyde-Watson
Partner, Patent Attorney
Missing elements – racial and ethnic inequalities in the chemical sciences

3D trade marks in Europe - just how safe are your 3D registrations?

24 März 2022
A couple of recent cases have again highlighted the possible inconsistencies and lack of guarantees that would give brand owners…
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
3D trade marks in Europe - just how safe are your 3D registrations?

Please, sir, I want some more…UK design registration - what to do when 12 views is not enough

14 März 2022
In the context of obtaining registered design protection in the UK, this is often achieved through the use of the…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Please, sir, I want some more…UK design registration - what to do when 12 views is not enough

China joins Hague design registration system

09 Februar 2022
On 05 February 2022, China deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement with…
Nigel Lee
Nigel Lee
Associate, Patent Attorney
China joins Hague design registration system

UK Government: reviewing the designs framework - call for views!

27 Januar 2022
The UK Government recently announced its intention to review the UK design law framework. In addition to a survey requesting…
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
UK Government: reviewing the designs framework - call for views!

UK Exhaustion of IP rights regime set to continue following consultation

20 Januar 2022
The UK Government has announced that its current IP exhaustion regime will remain in place for the time being, as…
Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Senior Associate, Solicitor
UK Exhaustion of IP rights regime set to continue following consultation

Government consultation on possible reform to UK design law – have your say!

12 Januar 2022
In what is very timely news, the UK Government has released a consultation on whether changes are required to the…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Government consultation on possible reform to UK design law – have your say!

Brand enforcement in the metaverse - time for a re-think?

22 Dezember 2021
The growth of the metaverse (simulation environments pertaining to aspects of real life) has provided a fantastic opportunity for many…
Richard Burton William Burrell
Richard Burton & William Burrell
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
Brand enforcement in the metaverse - time for a re-think?

WIPO – Hague design system – upcoming changes to the rules

08 Dezember 2021
Following a recent announcement from WIPO, a number of welcome amendments have been made to the rules of procedure relating…
William Burrell Stefanie Koroll
William Burrell & Stefanie Koroll
Partner, Patent Attorney, Trade Mark and Design Specialist
WIPO – Hague design system – upcoming changes to the rules

Registered designs in the EU and UK – getting into the thick(et) of it

06 Dezember 2021
When it comes to protecting the appearance of a given product in either the EU or the UK, the registered…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Registered designs in the EU and UK – getting into the thick(et) of it

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