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  • The UPC is continuing its upward trajectory

    28 February 2024

    Almost nine months after launch, the Unified Patent Court has received around 250 actions, an average of nearly 28 actions per-month. Compared to January, the UPC has seen an uptake in infringement actions (with an additional 18 compared to last month) and an increasing number of counterclaims for revocation (an additional 40 compared to last […]

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  • Reduced EPO fees for ‘micro entities’

    26 February 2024

    From 1 April 2024 the European Patent Office are introducing reduced fees for smaller and less experienced patent filers at the EPO. The new scheme offers a 30% fee reduction on a variety of EPO fees for ‘micro entities’ who have filed fewer than 5 European patents in the last 5 years. The applicable ‘micro […]

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  • Victoria & Lawrence Osborne v Louis Vuitton Malletier, 0/0026/24, 16 January 2024

    12 February 2024

    Yet another David v Goliath trade mark dispute before the UKIPO with David coming out on top. The UKIPO delivers another lesson to big brands on the pitfalls of being overzealous in their trade mark enforcement strategy before the UKIPO. It also brings to mind Zara’s failed attempt to oppose a UK trade mark application […]

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