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EU Trade Marks Post-Brexit

EU trade marks have effect in all member states of the EU and for this reason, to date, many compani...

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Draft BREXIT Withdrawal Agreement - some good news for EU IP holders

Agreement offers free of charge ‘porting-in’ of EU rights to the UK post-BREXIT Whilst there’...

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Knowledge Development Box

The Knowledge Development Box (KDB) is an Irish tax incentive, which allows a lower rate of corporat...

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What's in a name? Who should own your trade mark..

The importance of ensuring that the correct owner of a trade mark is recorded at the Patents Office...

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Trade Secrets…..Sssshhh!

A new EU directive on Trade Secrets is due to come into force by 9 June 2018, and the UK has already...

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A Stormtrooper....sculpture?

The meaning of a "sculpture "was considered in Lucasfilm v Ainsworth, at the UK Supreme Court.  Thi...

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The Unitary Patent & UPC Hokey Cokey

Are we in or out? As previously discussed in an earlier blog post, there are certain effects of BRE...

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More changes at the EUIPO

A number of important changes arising from the new EU Trade Mark Regulation entered into force on 1...

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Notice to Stakeholders on Brexit....copyright implications

The EU Commission has recently published a notice concerning the consequences of BREXIT in respect o...

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New UKIPO patent fees to come into force

Following a consultation process, the UKIPO has published guidance on the new fee structure which wi...

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