Intellectual property news and updates

Sugar and Reformulation – IP opportunities

In 2018 the 'Sugar Tax' will come into effect, we examine how this could effect the food and drink industry and how changes to recipes could require IP protection.

IP Audits Plus - Funding from UKIPO

SMEs can apply now for funding towards an audit of their intellectual property via the UK Intellectual Property Office’s IP Audits Plus service.

Uptake of the Patent Box

HMRC has released a report on statistics on the uptake of the Patent Box for the first full financial year that the Patent Box was in effect, 2013/2014. The Patent Box is a tax relief scheme that allows companies to pay a lower rate of Corporation Tax on profits derived from patented inventions. The figures are broken down by company size…

UK to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement

It was confirmed by a government spokesperson yesterday afternoon that the UK will “proceed with preparations” to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). Ratification of the UPCA is needed to realise the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC). Under these new systems, businesses will be able to protect and enforce their…

Autumn Statement 2016

Following the Chancellor, Philip Hammond’s, first Autumn Statement yesterday, we take a look at some of the announcements likely to impact innovation and intellectual property in the UK. Patent Box Rules The government will publish draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2017 on Monday 5 December 2016 which will ‘add specific provisions’…

Wilson Gunn 3rd largest UK Trade Mark filer

We are delighted to announce that we have been named third in the list of ‘Top 100 UK Trade Mark Filers’ published this month by the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys. Based on the number of UK Trade Mark filings over the 2015 calendar year, Wilson Gunn has moved up the rankings in the annual research from 5th in 2015 to 3rd in 2016. Michael…

Changes to UK registered design fees – 1 October 2016

From 1 October 2016, the fees for UK registered designs are changing to offer designers significant savings.

Changes to UK Patent Rules – 1 October 2016

An overview of the changes to UK patent rules which will be introduced on 1 October 2016.

One month to go – Article 28(8) EUTMR declarations

Proprietors of European Union trade mark registrations applied for before 22 June 2012 and registered before 23 March 2016 have one month left to avoid loss of rights.

UK patent law changes to benefit applicants

The UK government published a consultation on 29 February 2016, seeking views on a package of proposed amendments to the current Patents Rules. The proposals, eleven in total, aim to simplify detailed aspects of UK patents legislation, to provide greater clarity and to reduce the burden on businesses by taking account of modern working practices…

  • First
  • <<
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • >>
  • Last

  • © 2019 Wilson Gunn