China presses ahead with welcome changes to its design law

26 November 2020
With effect from 01 June 2021, changes to Chinese design law will mean that Chinese design patents will last longer,…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
China presses ahead with welcome changes to its design law

From football stadiums to railway stations…covering the bigger picture with registered designs

25 November 2020
When it comes to registered design protection, frequently seen are those design registrations relating to consumer goods, or other products…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
From football stadiums to railway stations…covering the bigger picture with registered designs

Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

11 November 2020
As a response to the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, intellectual property offices in Europe have implemented special measures to…
Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

Brexit & EU registered designs - now is the time to apply!

10 November 2020
There are now fewer than eight weeks to go until the end of the Brexit transition period, though there is…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Brexit & EU registered designs - now is the time to apply!

Remote hearings in the UK courts – is this the virtual road ahead?

01 October 2020
Over a few short weeks during March and April 2020, the English court system was forced to reform and modernise…
Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Senior Associate, Solicitor
Remote hearings in the UK courts – is this the virtual road ahead?

(In)Divisibility of the grounds of invalidity & the need for reasoned statement

25 September 2020
Does Art. 25(1)(b) of the Community Design Regulation (CDR) require the EUIPO to assess whether all requirements under Art. 4-9…
Yvonne Stone
Yvonne Stone
Associate, Rechtsanwältin
(In)Divisibility of the grounds of invalidity & the need for reasoned statement

Your Brexit design and trade mark questions answered

25 September 2020
It is the final quarter of 2020 and the end of the Brexit transition period is fast approaching. The UK’s…
Your Brexit design and trade mark questions answered

New Locarno Classification for designs from 01 January 2021

25 September 2020
WIPO has announced that a new edition of the international classification used for the purposes of the registration of registered…
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
New Locarno Classification for designs from 01 January 2021

WIPO DAS & Designs: EUIPO is an office of second filing

14 September 2020
In a welcome announcement, the EUIPO has confirmed that with effect from 12 September 2020, the EUIPO is in a…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
WIPO DAS & Designs: EUIPO is an office of second filing

EUIPO joins WIPO DAS for EU registered design applications

14 August 2020
In a welcome announcement, the EUIPO has confirmed that, with effect from 11 July 2020, it is now possible for…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
EUIPO joins WIPO DAS for EU registered design applications

WIPO PROOF: a new tool to safeguard your IP

17 July 2020
On 27 May 2020 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched a new digital notarisation tool which allows users to…
Yvonne Stone Stefanie Koroll
Yvonne Stone & Stefanie Koroll
Associate, Rechtsanwältin, Trade Mark and Design Specialist
WIPO PROOF: a new tool to safeguard your IP

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