Intellectual property news and updates

UK ratifies the Unified Patent Court Agreement

On World IP Day 2018, the UK IP Minister, Sam Gyimah MP, announced the ratification of the UPCA. We look at the details of such a ratification.

PPH Agreement between the UKIPO and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office

We detail the recent patent prosecution highway agreement between the UK Intellectual Property Office and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office.

Recordal of a Transfer of a European Patent Application

The European Patent Office guidelines have been updated concerning the recordal of a transfer of a European patent application.

Obtaining a patent for Tunisia via the European Patent Office

It is now possible to include up to 43 countries in an European patent application after the validation agreement between Tunisia and the EPO on the 1 December 2017.

The patent landscape in the world of virtual reality

Patent filings related to virtual reality technology are increasing. We take a look at developments in VR and how best to protect this technology.

The Internet of Things: Protecting Your IP in the Next Tech Revolution

We consider how intellectual property can be protected in the next digital revolution of technology.

Changes to UK Patent Fees

The official fees for UK patents and applications are increasing from 6th April 2018.

Brexit Update

We provide an update on the current situation regarding the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and what effect this will have in relation to intellectual property rights.

European patents extended to Tunisia

Tunisia will become a validation state of the European Patent Convention from 1st December 2017

Prevent your drug patent from being revoked in the US – claim sovereign immunity

A groundbreaking deal between Allergan Plc and a Native American tribe that aims to use their sovereign immunity to avoid their drug patent being revoked, could lead to other drug companies following suit.


© 2018 Wilson Gunn