Intellectual property news and updates

Prosecco industry claws away "PAWSECCO" trade mark

"PAWSECCO" trade mark application is refused by the UKIPO after the mark was opposed by the organisation responsible for protecting Prosecco's PDO.

European Union commission notice highlights impact of Brexit in the field of copyright

We highlight the changes to copyright that will come into place due to the UK's withdrawal from the EU by April 2019

Smells like... "PLAY-DOH?"

Hasbro successfully register the distinctive scent as a US Trade Mark.

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.

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.


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