IP News

Pakistan joins International Trade Mark System Pakistan has recently deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with the World Intellectual Property...
April 2021
DABUS out of the running for inventor’s rights - no leg to stand on? In late 2018 Dr Stephen Thaler filed two patent applications with the UK IPO. Upon filing, these applications were...
March 2021
More Formal Channels: PCT Extended to Guernsey and Gibraltar The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has been expanded to include Guernsey and Gibraltar following recent announcements...
February 2021
IP Post Brexit The United Kingdom has left the European Union (“Brexit”) and the “Transitional Period” is now over. Nonetheless, Beck...
January 2021
Update to address for services rules at the UKIPO Under current UK law, owners of applications or registrations for UK patents, trade marks or designs have been required...
November 2020
Further Update on EPO Oral Proceedings The EPO has now announced that from 4 January 2021 Opposition Division oral proceedings will normally be held by...
November 2020
Transfer Pricing and Intellectual Property Ownership and Licensing Webinar Beck Greener partner Catherine Jewell , Mark Bloomberg of Zuber Lawler and Roy Saunders of the IBSA discussed...
October 2020
Further Updates on EPO Oral Proceedings The EPO has now announced that oral proceedings in opposition scheduled up to 31 December 2020 have been postponed, unless these have either already been confirmed to take place by videoconference or will be held by videoconference with the parties' consent under the pilot scheme for videoconference oral proceedings before opposition divisions.
August 2020
Reminder: UKIPO’s period of interruption due to coronavirus ends 29th July 2020 As reported last month, the UKIPO’s “general interruption” due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which applies to all deadlines...
July 2020
UKIPO announces end of period of interruption The UKIPO has announced that its “general interruption” due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which applies to all deadlines...
June 2020

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