Intellectual property news and updates

UKIPO declares ‘interrupted days’ to help with impact of COVID-19

The UKIPO has declared 24 March 2020 and all subsequent days until further notice, 'interrupted days'.

Sky v SkyKick

On 29 January 2020, the CJEU issued an eagerly awaited decision in the case of Sky v SkyKick.

Wilson Gunn advises Daky International Limited in trade mark dispute with Debenhams

DAKY and Debenhams Retail Limited have reached a resolution over an ongoing trade mark dispute.

German courts deal a blow to hopes of a European Unified Patent Court

The German constitutional court has upheld a constitutional complaint against their ratification of the Agreement on the new UPC.

Changes to European Patent Office Official Fees from 1 April 2020

EPO official fees will be changing from 1st April 2020.

EPO and EUIPO temporarily extend all deadlines due to COVID-19 outbreak

Due to disruption caused by the COVID-19 virus outbreak the EPO and EUIPO have extended deadlines.

Should I use my UK patent as a basis for obtaining a Hong Kong patent?

A new Hong Kong patent system was launched on 19 December 2019 meaning an applicant can now file directly with the Hong Kong Patents Registry.

UK and the UPC

The UK is not expected to take part in the new European Unified Patent Court system despite previous ratification.


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