Intellectual property news and updates

Unified Patent Court - An Update

Our update on the latest developments of the Unified Patent Court in relation to Italy becoming the 12th country to ratify the UPCA.

Brexit - Triggering Article 50

Earlier this month three High Court judges ruled that Parliament must vote on whether Article 50 can be triggered, the first step to the UK formally exiting the European Union. This decision prevents the UK government from triggering Article 50, and therefore beginning formal exit negotiations with the EU, without the support of MPs and peers…

Brexit - The facts from the IPO

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has issued a guide on the future of intellectual property laws following the EU Referendum. Entitled ‘IP and BREXIT: The facts’, it seeks to dispel various inaccurate speculation of the impact of Brexit on intellectual property rights available in the UK, and accessible to UK businesses. Very…

UK votes to leave the European Union

In a national referendum the UK has voted to leave the European Union (EU). So what happens next? Well, for the moment, very little. The UK remains a full member of the EU. It will take some time (probably a number of years) before the implications of the vote take effect. What effect will this have on my existing IP? There will be no change…


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