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    Inside IP Spring Summer 2020

    Venner Shipley's latest Intellectual Property Magazine featuring a roundup of the latest cases and developments in IP is out now!

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    COVID-19 Update

    In response to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, a number of intellectual property offices have taken steps to extend deadlines. Click here for further information.


    EPO Examining Division Oral Proceedings Now By Video Conference

    The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that almost all Examining Division oral proceedings and all examiner interviews will now be conducted by video conference. While there is little doubt that these changes have been introduced as a result of Covid-19, these changes appear to be permanent.


    Brexit and Patents: No Change

    Venner Shipley would like to take the opportunity to remind its clients and associates that the patent system will not be affected by Brexit. In particular, the granting of European patents by the European Patent Office (EPO) will not be changed in any way by the UK leaving the EU.