UK design registration database - design cloning process update

11 November 2021
The UKIPO has been updating the UK design register to include all newly cloned UK design registrations stemming from affected…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
UK design registration database - design cloning process update

WIPO – update for Hague design applications designating Japan

11 November 2021
In what is very welcome news, WIPO has recently announced a significant streamlining of international Hague registered design applications which…
Stefanie Koroll William Burrell
Stefanie Koroll & William Burrell
Trade Mark and Design Specialist, Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
WIPO – update for Hague design applications designating Japan

Post Brexit designs refresher: five important changes and a noteworthy action point for August 2021

29 July 2021
The United Kingdom completed its departure from the European Union (EU) when the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December…
Paul Price
Paul Price
Associate, Patent Attorney
Post Brexit designs refresher: five important changes and a noteworthy action point for August 2021

Look sharp! The importance of robust and objective evidence

01 July 2021
A recent request to invalidate a registered community design failed due to the insufficiency of the evidence provided. The decision…
Alice Berkeley
Alice Berkeley
Associate, Solicitor
Look sharp! The importance of robust and objective evidence

Happy birthday to the German Federal Patent Court!

01 July 2021
On 01 July 1961, sixty years ago to the day, the Bundespatentgericht (also known as the BPatG or in English…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Happy birthday to the German Federal Patent Court!

UKIPO corporate plan 2021-2022 - creating a world-leading IP environment

29 June 2021
On Thursday 20 May 2021, the UK Intellectual Property Office announced its corporate plan for 2021-2022. The plan outlines how…
UKIPO corporate plan 2021-2022 - creating a world-leading IP environment

UK Government launches consultation on exhaustion of IP rights

10 June 2021
In the European Economic Area (EEA), namely the member states of the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, IP…
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
UK Government launches consultation on exhaustion of IP rights

Original Beauty Technology v G4K Fashion: “Passing off is not a tort of unfair competition”

10 May 2021
Original Beauty Technology (the claimants)s and G4K Fashion (the defendants) operate online businesses and design and sell “bodycon” and “bandage”…
Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
Original Beauty Technology v G4K Fashion: “Passing off is not a tort of unfair competition”

Brexit and the UK design registration database – cloning process almost (but not yet fully) complete

05 May 2021
Following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 concerning the departure of the United Kingdom from the…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Brexit and the UK design registration database – cloning process almost (but not yet fully) complete

Launch of the UKIPO One IPO transformation programme

26 April 2021
On Friday 22 April the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) launched its One IPO transformation programme. The One IPO programme…
Launch of the UKIPO One IPO transformation programme

The World Intellectual Property Day: IP & SMEs

26 April 2021
Monday 26 April 2021 is “World Intellectual Property Day”. Since the year 2000 World IP Day has celebrated IP rights…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
The World Intellectual Property Day: IP & SMEs

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