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  • Women and girls in climate action

    9 November 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has provided significant challenges, but it has also presented a wealth of opportunities when it comes to sustainability and our global energy footprint. However, there is still a lot of work to be done in changing hearts and minds with regards to sustainability. Time and time again, it is increasingly evident that […]

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  • The Earthshot Prize – Highlighting Innovation

    8 November 2021

    “The Earth is at a tipping point and we face a stark choice: either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet, or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate and problem-solve. People can achieve great things. The next ten years present us with one […]

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  • Slovenia ratifies the UPCA

    19 October 2021

    On 15 October, Slovenia deposited its ratification the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA), bringing the total number of ratifications to sixteen. As it stands, applicants will be able to protect their inventions in at least 17 countries (the existing 16 plus Germany) with a single Unitary Patent (UP) when the system is implemented. […]

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  • Chemical Purity at the EPO

    14 October 2021

    Purifying a compound or polymer is an important step during product development, with seemingly small changes potentially having a pronounced effect on product performance.  Yet chemical purity is often overlooked as a source of patentable inventions.  ‘Purity patents’ can, however, be used to extend the patent lifecycle for a product many years beyond expiry of […]

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  • Brexit – the changes you still need to know about

    30 September 2021

    The Brexit transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020 and the real effects on IP rights of the UK leaving the EU took effect from 1 January 2021. For detailed questions, your Withers & Rogers patent, trade mark or design attorney can advise you on specific cases. The brief message is that […]

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  • Our London head office has moved

    24 August 2021

    With effect from Tuesday 31st August 2021, the London offices of Withers & Rogers LLP and Withers & Rogers Renewals LLP will be relocating. Full address and contact details for our new offices can be found below. New address: 2 London Bridge, London, SE1 9RA, United Kingdom. Our London telephone and fax numbers will remain […]

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