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Merseyside Innovation Awards – Networking Lunches
Merseyside Innovation Awards – Networking Lunches - 27.01.16

As one of the sponsors of the Merseyside Innovation Awards (MIA), WP Thompson is pleased to ann...

Changes to the Community Trade Mark System – Key Dates for Community Trade Mark Holders
Changes to the Community Trade Mark System – Key Dates for Community Trade Mark Holders - 26.01.16

The EU trade mark reform legislative has put in motion the implementation of the various and si...

Key Changes to the Community Trade Mark System in 2016/17
Key Changes to the Community Trade Mark System in 2016/17 - 26.01.16

The EU trade mark reform legislative package was published on December 24, 2015 in the Official...

Merseyside Innovation Awards
Merseyside Innovation Awards - 19.01.16

As one of the sponsors of the Merseyside Innovation Awards, WP Thompson is pleased to announce ...

Partial Priority and ‘Toxic Divisionals’ at the EPO
Partial Priority and ‘Toxic Divisionals’ at the EPO - 21.12.15

A number of questions relating to partial priority and its implications to so-called toxic divi...

Tobacco Firms Challenge Plain Packaging Rules
Tobacco Firms Challenge Plain Packaging Rules - 17.12.15

In May 2014 the new Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40EU) entered into force, replacing Direct...

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Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

With political agreement on the EU unitary patent and unified patent court having been reached WP Thompson have formed a “unitary patent task force” to consider in detail the implications of the new regime for our clients and provide assistance in devising suitable strategies to make the most of it. We will be issuing a series of notes on particular aspects of the new regime, how it may affect clients and what steps may be taken to minimise any adverse consequences and maximise opportunities of the new regime. If you have any questions concerning the EU unitary patent and unified patent court please contact unitarypatent@wpt.co.uk.