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  • When is making the first move the best defence?

    9 May 2022

    After a few attempts, a competitor has finally managed to get the famous Moon Boot’s 3-D European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) No. 10168441 cancelled. Read on to hear how they did it. On 20 March 2012, Tecnica Group SpA’s 3-D EUTM application for protection of the Moon Boots was registered under No. 10168441 for Classes […]

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  • China joins Hague designs on 5 May 2022

    4 May 2022

    China can be designated in new Hague International design filings from 5 May 2022. What does this mean? Designs can now be protected in China and other countries of the Hague system, including the EU, Japan, Korea, the US and the UK, in one application. This will be of benefit to international applicants and Chinese […]

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  • Our Paris office is expanding!

    27 April 2022

    We are delighted to welcome Yannick Biron, a highly experienced French and European patent attorney, as a partner in our Paris office. Yannick will be working alongside partner Russell Edson, who relocated from London to Paris in 2019 and is a qualified British, French and European patent attorney. As a team, both Yannick and Russell […]

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  • China joins Hague International designs system

    8 February 2022

    China has now ratified the Hague Agreement for the International Registration of Industrial Designs. This means that from 5 May 2022 China can be designated in new international design applications under the Hague system. International design applications allow applicants to submit a single design application to the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Office and […]

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  • UPC reason ten: Simplicity

    2 February 2022

    The unitary patent (UP) system offers much greater simplicity for users. Instead of having to validate and renew a granted European patent on a country-by-country basis, innovators would be able to achieve the same protection with a single Unitary Patent maintained by a single renewal fee. That means fewer deadlines to remember and fewer reminder […]

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  • UPC reason nine: Impressive geographical coverage

    1 February 2022

    The first Unitary Patents (UP) are expected to be registered and in effect before the end of 2022 and will cover at least 17 countries. With a population of over 300 million people and a GDP valued over $13 trillion, a Unitary Patent would cover the majority of the European Economic Area. Future Unitary Patents […]

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