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Legal Services Board appoints new CEO

Craig Westwood has been announced as the LSB’s new CEO. He will step into the role from mid-August 2024.

10th Jun 2024 | News
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Legal Services Board strengthens requirements on client complaint response 

The newly reinforced requirements focus on complaints made to an authorised person about the service they provided.

10th Jun 2024 | News
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UK IPO takes more proactive approach to enforcing Address for Service

The UK IPO is using its powers to treat applications as withdrawn if an effective address for service is not provided, and has set out its powers to ban unregulated agents for misconduct.

16th May 2024 | News
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New report shows strong IP awareness among UK SMEs

The study, which investigated IP awareness across all SME sizes and sectors, found a high level of reported IP awareness and registration.

15th May 2024 | News
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UK IPO updates address for service guidance

Ahead of the upcoming changes to address for service rules for comparable trade marks and re-registered designs, the UK IPO has published updated guidance on the requirements.

6th Sep 2023 | News
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UK government announces no action on exhaustion

The government needs more time to explore the UK’s future exhaustion of intellectual property (IP) regime meaning there will be no imminent change, it has announced.

18th Jan 2022 | News
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Deadline looms for pending EU rights

Earlier UK filing dates for some 70,000 trade marks are still eligible to claimed with the deadline just six weeks away.

19th Aug 2021 | News
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UK IPO's warning about priority filings

Just ten weeks remain until the filing deadline for UK priority applications based on rights that were pending at the EUIPO on 1st January 2021.

21st Jul 2021 | News
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Gail Nicol: Reflecting on two years as CITMA Student Representative

Gail Nicol sets out what she has learned and experienced in her term as CITMA student representative.

10th Jun 2024 | Feature
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The impact of AI on IP Law in the world of fashion

What does AI mean for the fashion world? We set out everything IP practitioners need to know.

10th Jun 2024 | Feature
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Moving with awareness

LawCare sets out how movement and activity support your brain at a chemical level.

15th May 2024 | Feature
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The hidden pitfalls of Geographical Indications

Explore seven key tips for managing GIs, identifying the possible difficulties that you should be aware of.

15th May 2024 | Feature

CITMA Review features:

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Keep it clean

Amy Bell suggests ways to reduce money laundering risk.

30th Apr 2024 | CITMA Review feature

Pink power

Roshani Muniweera discovers how an IP-led strategy has taken a toy company to the big screen and beyond

30th Apr 2024 | CITMA Review feature

Navigating the digital frontier

CITMA welcomed members and guests to an interactive and informative event.

30th Apr 2024 | CITMA Review feature

Letter from the UK IPO: Unlocking business value through IP

We’re helping small firms make the most of their IP assets.

30th Apr 2024 | CITMA Review feature

Case comments


Click win collected

Pandemic-related pleas didn’t derail a Subway win, reports Eve Duggan O/0004/24, Subway IP LLC v NVK Ltd, UK IPO, 4th January 2024

30th Apr 2024 | Case comment

Not on my watch

Platform providers have new reason to be wary, warns Joe Francké [2023] EWCA Civ 1478, Montres Breguet SA & others v Samsung Electronics Co Ltd & another, Court of Appeal, 15th December 2023

29th Apr 2024 | Case comment

Court sees dairy distinction

Jasmine Lalli wonders if this decision will embolden plant-based food companies [2023] EWHC 3204 (Ch), Oatly Ab v Dairy UK Ltd, High Court, 14th December 2023

29th Apr 2024 | Case comment

Watching the clock

This appeal raises a timely issue, writes Flora Hachemi [2023] EWCA Civ 1451, Industrial Cleaning Equipment v Intelligent Cleaning Equipment, Court of Appeal, 6th December 2023

29th Apr 2024 | Case comment
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