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‘Brexit’ – but it’s Business as Usual
‘Brexit’ – but it’s Business as Usual - 24.06.16

As widely publicised, the recent referendum in the UK on the question of whether the UK should ...

BIO International Convention - San Francisco - 6 to 11 June 2016.
BIO International Convention - San Francisco - 6 to 11 June 2016. - 03.06.16

Kerry Rees and Stuart Forrest will be attending this year's BIO International Convention to be ...

UK Patent Box – New regime starting 1 July 2016
UK Patent Box – New regime starting 1 July 2016 - 24.05.16

Under the new UK Patent Box regime, set to be introduced on 1 July 2016, the method of calculat...

Repeal of Section 52 CDPA 1988 - The extension of copyright protection for industrially manufactured artistic works.
Repeal of Section 52 CDPA 1988 - The extension of copyright protection for industrially manufactured artistic works. - 17.05.16

On 28 July 2016 one of the biggest changes to UK copyright and design law in recent times is se...

Intellectual Property, Learning Lunch
Intellectual Property, Learning Lunch - 15.05.16

David Gill will be speaking at a Learning Lunch at Reigate Town Hall on Wednesday 18th May 2016...

Principles of the Common Practice Convergence Programme- CP.6 Graphic Representation of Designs
Principles of the Common Practice Convergence Programme- CP.6 Graphic Representation of Designs - 13.05.16

The IP Offices of the European Trade Mark and Design Network have released detailed guidance in...

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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.