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    Guildford office move

    From Monday 09 April 2018 the new address for our Guildford office will be, 5 Stirling House, Stirling Road, The Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7RF. Please note that we will also be changing our Guildford office telephone number to +44 (0)1483 920500.


    Brexit update on EU-wide IP rights: Draft Withdrawal Agreement

    On March 20th 2018 the UK and the EU Commission published the revised draft Withdrawal Agreement detailing the current status of negotiations concerning the UK’s departure from the EU. Most of the provisions relating to intellectual property rights, including EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) and Registered Community Designs (RCDs), are detailed in Articles 50 to 57 and are coded green, meaning that they have been substantively agreed at negotiators’ level, and will only be subject to technical legal revisions in the coming months.


    Lock Horror: Safe Skies fails to unpick "TSA Lock" trade mark

    There is a temptation when reading Court Judgments to look at the outcome and scoff at the individuals handling the case thinking “I could have done better than that” or “what on earth were you thinking arguing that? “. But none of us was faced with the situation as to what evidence their client was able to provide, the degree of effort the client allowed the lawyer to put into case and so on.


    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.