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    EPO Fee Changes from 1 April 2018

    The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that there will be a number of fee changes coming into effect from 1 April 2018. There is no general fee increase as there has been in line with inflation in previous years, however a number of official fees will be affected and there could be a substantial cost saving by taking the following into consideration before 1 April 2018:


    Fee Increases for British Patent Applications

    The UK IPO has announced a number of changes to the official fees payable for pending British patent applications and granted British patents which will take effect on 6 April 2018.


    Jan Walaski

    Jan has been with Venner Shipley for over 20 years and is the firm’s Managing Partner, as well as heading up the Electronics Group. He is a Chartered and European Patent Attorney and solicitor.


    Victory for The Black & Decker Corporation in trade mark infringement

    Today, 21 December 2017, the Venner Shipley team of Paul Harris, Kate Woolhouse and Haiyue Yu, ably assisted by barrister, Jonathan Moss (Hogarth Chambers) secured victory for client Stanley Black & Decker/The Black & Decker Corporation, in beating off a challenge by former licensee, Dvize bv, to the English Court’s jurisdiction, and trade mark infringement.