IP Cases & Articles

EPO supporting early uptake of the unitary patent

24 January 2022
Following the deposit by Austria of its instrument of ratification for the Protocol to the Agreement of a Unified Patent…
Rachel Bateman Catherine Keetch
Rachel Bateman & Catherine Keetch
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
EPO supporting early uptake of the unitary patent

UK Exhaustion of IP rights regime set to continue following consultation

20 January 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

UPC Provisional Application Period (PAP) commences

19 January 2022
Following news on the 18 January 2022 that Austria has deposited the instrument of ratification for the Protocol to the…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse Rachel Bateman
Hanns-Juergen Grosse & Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC Provisional Application Period (PAP) commences

Austria completes ratification for the Protocol to the UPCA, enabling start of UPC provisional application period

19 January 2022
On 18 January 2022, Austria deposited the instrument of ratification for the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Austria completes ratification for the Protocol to the UPCA, enabling start of UPC provisional application period

EUIPO appeal cases: validity of UK rights post Brexit

17 January 2022
Following Brexit and the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, European Union trade marks (EUTMs) can no…
Natasha O'Shea Tanja Hofer
Natasha O'Shea & Tanja Hofer
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney, Trade Mark Assistant
EUIPO appeal cases: validity of UK rights post Brexit
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