1. EPO Fee Changes from 1 April 2020

    The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that many of its official fees will increase with effect from 1 April 2020. A range of official fees will be affected, rising by an average of 4% to reflect inflation. This is the first general increase in official fees since 2016.

  2. Data Blast: Police need policing; Vegas hotel loses data and more…

    Police need policing; Vegas hotel loses data; European Commission has a strategy; Hamburg fines Facebook; and Canada – does it have a clearview problem?

  3. Free Trade Zones & Freeports – Threats & Opportunities

    Controls - Vs - Economic Benefits: Regulation & the law of Unintended Consequences.

  4. Data Blast: Canadian privacy commissioner takes Facebook to court and more…

  5. Halloumi is cheesed off

  6. World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR1000) Recognises Venner Shipley

  7. Broad trade mark specifications – the CJEU’s decision in Sky v SkyKick maintains the status quo

  8. Plastic bags harm the environment—and other proprietors’ brands too! (Brealey v Nomination)

  9. Brexit and EUTMs and RCDs – business as usual during transition period

  10. Are you making the most out of your IP? Why not arrange a free IP Clinic with us.

  11. Brexit and Patents: No Change

  12. Venner Shipley partners with Raconteur on a special report featured in The Times