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AG Bot rains on Spain’s parade
AG Bot rains on Spain’s parade - 19.11.14

In a press release issued yesterday, the opinion of Advocate General Bot that Spain’s second ch...

Dr Julian M Potter - Chambers & Partners 2015
Dr Julian M Potter - Chambers & Partners 2015 - 18.11.14

We are delighted to announce that Dr Julian M Potter has been ranked in the top tier of 'Intell...

Fast Track CTM Applications at OHIM
Fast Track CTM Applications at OHIM - 13.11.14

OHIM has announced that, from 24 November 2014, it will be possible to file fast-track applicat...

Interflora Inc v. Marks and Spencer plc - the story continues
Interflora Inc v. Marks and Spencer plc - the story continues - 06.11.14

The latest judgement in the ongoing dispute between Interflora Inc (“Interflora”) and Marks and...

JUMP vs. JUMPMAN: Assessing genuine Trade Mark use on the Community level
JUMP vs. JUMPMAN: Assessing genuine Trade Mark use on the Community level - 05.11.14

Decision no. O-451-14 of the UK Intellectual Property Office dated 20 October 2014 concerns an...

New EPO Examination Guidelines – relaxation of EPO practice on added matter?
New EPO Examination Guidelines – relaxation of EPO practice on added matter? - 10.10.14

The way in which the EPO assess added subject matter has been a bugbear of many users of the Eu...

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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.