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Divisional Deadline Rule Changed in the UK
Divisional Deadline Rule Changed in the UK - 08.04.14

On 6 April 2014, The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014 (2014/578) came into force. Rule 19, relati...

The Unified Patent Court Agreement - no, really, really don't panic!
The Unified Patent Court Agreement - no, really, really don't panic! - 28.03.14

Unified Patent Court Delayed

What many people were unofficially aware of, or at leas...

Community Trade Marks: Change in Surrender Practice
Community Trade Marks: Change in Surrender Practice - 21.03.14

Until recently, when faced with an application to revoke its registration on the basis of non-u...

The University of Kent - Big Ideas Competition 2014
The University of Kent - Big Ideas Competition 2014 - 21.03.14

Gill Smaggasgale will once again be on the judging panel for Kent University’s ‘Big Ideas’ comp...

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Visit
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Visit - 07.03.14

On Monday 10th March 2014, Robert Ackroyd, as Chair of the CIPA International Liaison Committe,...

Merseyside Innovation Awards - Monthly Winner
Merseyside Innovation Awards - Monthly Winner - 04.03.14

As one of the sponsors of the Merseyside Innovation Awards, WP Thompson can reveal that Steve D...

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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.