News archive for September 2016
All of our news from September 2016
UK – ratifying the UPC – could we, should we?
Two interesting documents on Brexit and the UPC have been published; the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) view on the UPC in light of Brexit, which is supported by the second document, an Opinion from Legal Counsel. On the face of it, these documents paint a positive picture – the UK “could” continue to participate in the Unitary Patent by entering into a new international agreement with the participating EU Member States.Find out more
UK Patent Rules and Design Fees - some changes from 1 October 2016
Changes proposed to rules and procedures at the UKIPO will come into effect on 1 October 2016. The changes are being made to increase legal certainty, make procedures more flexible, and overall aim to reduce burdens for applicants and owners of patent and design rights.Find out more