Intellectual property news and updates

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.

UK ratifies the Hague Agreement on industrial designs

With the UK’s ratification of the Hague Agreement, from 13 June 2018 UK applicants can obtain a UK registered design right directly via the Hague system.

Brexit Update: The publication of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement

We analyse the European Union's proposals announced within the Draft Withdrawal Agreement.

Celebrity names increasingly protected as trade marks

Sean Connery has recently trademarked his own name in a move that has become increasingly popular among celebrities. We consider what the benefits are.

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.

The London Taxi Company: Another Lesson in Distinctiveness and 3-D Shape Marks

In early November 2017, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision that the classic black cab 3-D shape could not be registered as a trade mark.

Autumn Budget 2017

We take a look at some of the announcements made in the Autumn Budget 2017 that are likely to have an impact on innovation and intellectual property.

Wilson Gunn partner to speak at Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival

Ben Appleton is delivering an intellectual property seminar entitled 'Your Business, Your Intellectual Property, Your Future' on the 27th November.

The effect of Brexit on geographical indications

The European Commission has suggested that the UK needs to legislate to recognise the protection of food products labelled with the EU’s geographical indications (GIs) as a result of Brexit.


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