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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...

China-UK Agree to Enhance Cooperation for Intellectual Property Protection
China-UK Agree to Enhance Cooperation for Intellectual Property Protection - 06.05.16

At the recently held 12th UK-China Joint Economics and Trade Commission (JETC) meeting, the Chi...

中英两国达成协议以加强知识产权保护方面的合作
中英两国达成协议以加强知识产权保护方面的合作 - 06.05.16

在近期召开的第12届中英经贸联委会(JETC)上,中英政府正式达成了以加强两国之间知识产权保护方面合作的协议。

Priority claims at the EPO - direct and unambiguous support
Priority claims at the EPO - direct and unambiguous support - 20.04.16

In a recent decision (T1983/14) , the Board of Appeal at the EPO emphasized that support in a p...

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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.