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Dear Clients, Colleagues and Associates. We wish you the very best over this period and that you stay healthy and safe.While the UK government has so far not imposed a lock down across the United Kingdom, we have put in place all the necessary measur...
Brexit
The UK left the EU at 11pm GMT 31 January 2020. It now enters a transition period during which the status quo is preserved and all EU trade mark and design rights continue to cover the UK.The transition period is presently due to end on 31 Decem...
Patents
On Friday 20 March 2020 the German Federal Constitutional Court dealt a blow to the Unified Patent Court (UPC), issuing a decision to uphold a constitutional complaint lodged against the German ratification of the UPC agreement.The complainant (a Ger...
Patents
The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced its biennial fee increases.  These take effect from 1 April 2020. Details can be found here.As in the past, the majority of the increases are explained to be inflationary with an aver...
Trade Marks
In a recent UK opposition decision.  Brewdog have been denied trade mark registration for BREWDOG DOGHOUSE for brewing services and crucially, hotel accommodation services.  Crucial because Doghouse is the name of the brand’s hotel in the US and acco...