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Address for Service for UK IP Rights

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When the UK left the EU, the Intellectual Property Office created UK comparable registrations derived from EU trade marks and designs. Updates to the UKIPO address for service policy relating to these comparable rights are coming into force from 1 January 2024, details of which can be found below. Failure to have a correctly appointed UK address fo...
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Williams Powell ranked top 100 member firm of Azami Global

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Wiliams Powell is proud to have been selected as one of Azami Global's Top 100 Member Firms for 2021. The Top 100 Member Firms are nominated by their peers based on the values of Quality, Integrity, Transparency, Professionalism, and Community. Azami Global is the single largest network provider of services, offering members expanded global reach a...
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Register your designs and avoid the headaches and politics of unregistered rights

In the EU, a designer is able to benefit from both unregistered and registered design rights. Although cheap and easy to obtain, many designers have chosen to rely on registered designs only for the more important designs/products and fall back on unregistered rights for the rest. However, that may not be possible in certain situations as of 1 Janu...
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