The new reality: obtaining design protection in the UK in the post-Brexit world

08 June 2022
The Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020, and since 01 January 2021 applicants have had to re-think how…
Paul Price
Paul Price
Associate, Patent Attorney
The new reality: obtaining design protection in the UK in the post-Brexit world

Post Brexit monkey business at the General Court

27 May 2022
This case highlights the need for clarity on how UK rights which were validly raised before Brexit are being handled…
Helen Cawley
Helen Cawley
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Post Brexit monkey business at the General Court

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

UKIPO launches call for views on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)

08 December 2021
The UK intellectual property office has launched a call for views on standard essential patents (SEPs). The call for views…
Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
UKIPO launches call for views on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)

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
Partner, Patent Attorney
UK design registration database - design cloning process update

The gravity of Brexit - post Brexit technical questions and a deadline reminder

11 November 2021
The deadline of 30 September 2021 to file a UK application claiming priority from an EU trade mark application which…
Helen Cawley
Helen Cawley
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
The gravity of Brexit - post Brexit technical questions and a deadline reminder

UK trade mark filings for EUTM applications pending 01 January 2021: 30 September deadline!

29 July 2021
Any European trade mark (EUTM) application that was pending on 01 January 2021 may be re-filed as a UK application…
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
UK trade mark filings for EUTM applications pending 01 January 2021: 30 September deadline!

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

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

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

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