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UK IPO declares ‘interrupted days’

Deadlines for UK trade marks and designs will be extended the UK IPO has announced.

27th Mar 2020 | News

New members join Council

12 newly elected members will join our governing Council this April, after being formally elected yesterday.

26th Mar 2020 | News

Brian March

We are saddened to learn that former CITMA President Brian March passed away.

26th Mar 2020 | News

Government to expand business and intellectual property centres

The Government has put measures in place to expand business and intellectual property centres across the UK.

26th Mar 2020 | News
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Brexit

UK Government sets out negotiation position on IP

The UK Government is open to cooperation with the EU on intellectual property and is seeking to ensure high standards of protection for trade marks and designs.

28th Feb 2020 | News

UK will be part of EU IP system during transition

The UK will continue to be part of the EU trade mark and design system until 31st December 2020, following ratification of the UK’s EU Withdrawal Agreement.

29th Jan 2020 | News

Brexit - what happens next?

What is now likely to happen to registered EU Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs, and rights of representation for UK professional representatives before the EUIPO? (UPDATED 28th January 2020)

9th Jan 2020 | Brexit

Possible ‘No-Deal’ Brexit: Implications on International Applications and Registrations

WIPO has published information about how users rights would be preserved – and how to safeguard those rights – in a no deal scenario.

30th Sep 2019 | Brexit
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Case comments

Victory is sweet for Mars

Donna Trysburg isn’t surprised by this opposition outcome. B 3 068 345, Mars Incorporated v Star Trek Private Equity LLC, EUIPO, 4th December 2019

4th Mar 2020 | Case comment

Silk case does not go smoothly

Jack Kenny summarises an opposition in which he represented the applicant. O/704/19, JT International SA v P.T. Sumatra Tobacco Trading Company, UK IPO, 21st November 2019

4th Mar 2020 | Case comment

Food for thought

Parties might have considered a coexistence agreement, suggests Serena Totino. O/714/19, Gousto (Opposition), UK IPO, 22nd November 2019

4th Mar 2020 | Case comment

Happy outcome for MySmile

Amy Galloway describes why this opposition had no teeth. O/698/19, MYSMILE (Opposition), UK IPO, 15th November 2019

4th Mar 2020 | Case comment
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