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Brexit: now that Article 50 has been triggered, what are the implications for your intellectual property rights?

On March 29, Theresa May formally notified the European Union of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU. The UK Government now begins the lengthy and uncharted process of negotiating the terms of our exit with our European partners.

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04.04.2017

Early Certainty of Patentability

The UKIPO has adopted a number of procedures to provide applicants with a good idea of the chance of successful grant within the first few months from filing.

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23.02.2017

Defender blocks off-roader

Immortalised as a perennial icon of the motoring industry and a prime example of British engineering at its finest, production of the Land Rover Defender finally came to an end in January 2016. Spanning almost 70 years, the Defender had been the longest-running production car in existence.

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08.02.2017

Decision at last …

A recent decision of the EBoA (Enlarged Board of Appeal) has brought clarity to an area of European Patent Law in limbo from a referral to the EBoA back in 2015, and to decisions dating from 2010.

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20.01.2017

Keep on running …

On a clear, chilly morning on 2 October 2016 two attorneys from chapman+co made up part of a relay marathon team running the Clarendon marathon.

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01.01.2017

UK Government plans to proceed with the ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement

The UK Government has announced its plan to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), thus giving the first signal as to its intentions on this issue following the result of the referendum to leave the EU.

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30.12.2016

Changes from 6 April 2017 – A spring clean – advance notice!

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has announced a further set of rule changes that take effect from 6 April 2017.

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16.11.2016

A clean sweep for Autumn?

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has announced a raft of rule changes that take effect from 1 October 2016.

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12.10.2016

New Director level appointment at Chapman+co

Chapman+co has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Dr Catherine Bonner as a Director.

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27.09.2016

Chapman+co opens in Munich

We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Munich’s Altstadt as part of our ongoing expansion plan.

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15.09.2016

Courts able to order internet service providers to block websites advertising counterfeit goods

Following a recent appeal to the Court of Appeal, a decision that the English High Court can order internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to websites advertising counterfeit goods has been upheld by the Court of Appeal.

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23.08.2016

UKIPO provides insight for small businesses and trade mark protection in China

Recently, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) commissioned a programme of research among UK businesses with the objectives being to understand the extent of bad faith trade mark applications and to gain insights into how they affect UK businesses operating in China.

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20.07.2016

NEWSFLASH: European IP Update

On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom (UK) held a tightly-fought referendum as to whether to remain in, or leave, the European Union (EU). As you are aware, a narrow majority voted in favour to leave the EU.

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24.06.2016

EU Referendum Statements

Statements from The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)

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24.06.2016

chapman+co feature in The Times Intellectual Property Special Report

The Times have today published a substantial and informative special report discussing the importance of intellectual property to businesses and companies

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25.05.2016

'IP Star for 2016' awarded to Helga Chapman

We are very proud to announce that chapman+co director and founder, Helga Chapman, has been recognised as an ‘IP Star for 2016’

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23.05.2016

The UK, "Brexit" and IP Law

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12.04.2016

Legislation Changes - Developments for the European Trade Mark System

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01.03.2016

The Validity of a Granted Patent

A comparison of Post AIA US Practice with Opposition Procedure before the EPO

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18.01.2016

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