IP News

Urgent update – UKIPO suspends deadlines In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, the UKIPO has declared a “general interruption”. See here. It applies to all deadlines relating to UK patents, supplementary protection certificates, trade marks, registered designs, and applications for these rights as well as contentions proceedings including statutory deadlines and those set by staff members of the IPO under their discretionary powers.
March 2020
Beck Greener Podcast: Looking Closer - Employee-Inventor Wins £2 million Compensation! Beck Greener’s first podcast, concerning employee-inventor compensation in light of the recent UK Supreme Court landmark decision, Unilever v Shanks [2019] UKSC 45.
March 2020
Complaint against UPC Agreement and Implementing Act Upheld in Germany The German Constitutional court has today delivered its answer to the question as to whether the new European Unified...
March 2020
Important EUIPO Announcement The EUIPO announced this morning (16th March) that in view of the Covid-19 crisis, all time limits currently expiring...
March 2020
Announcement Coronavirus - Covid -19 We have all been following the news in relation to the rise of COVID-19. Our clients, whether in the UK, Europe or...
March 2020
A Can of Worms – Distinctiveness of sound marks before the General Court of the EU A trade mark is something which can be perceived by consumers as indicating the trade source of the goods or services...
March 2020
EPO revokes Broad Institute’s CRISPR Patent The EPO’s Board of Appeal has upheld the revocation of one of the Broad Institute’s key patents for CRISPR/Cas9 gene...
February 2020
We are in luck, Donald! – unusual prior art finds The world of patent prosecution may be to a large extent about trawling through long technical documents. Sometimes,...
December 2019
Unilever v Shanks [2019] UKSC 45 - Landmark decision for employee compensation The UK Supreme Court recently issued a landmark decision relating to an inventor’s right to compensation if the...
November 2019
Beck Greener Attending & Speaking at UK’s Largest Technology Event Beck Greener Partner Jon Markham is speaking at Tech Connect, The UK’s largest technology event, in Milton Keynes,...
November 2019

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