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Breaking News - EPO Fee Increase 2016
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union
  • January 29 2016

The EPO is increasing many official fees by about 1-2 with effect from 1 April 2016. See the Decision of the Administrative Council of 16 December


New UK patents and trade marks renewal scam
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 2 2015

The UK Intellectual Property Office has been alerted to a new renewal scam and is warning all patent and trade mark owners who are due to renew their


Changes to the PACE programme for accelerated prosecution of patent applications at the EPO
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union
  • December 1 2015

PACE is one of the mechanisms Applicants can use to speed up prosecution of an application at the EPO. A recent notice from the EPO (here) updates


IP scammers face record financial liability
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 18 2015

A prolific and persistent scammer, responsible for deliberately scamming Intellectual Property Office (IPO) customers has been found liable for trade


18th draft of UPC Rules of Procedure adopted
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union
  • October 28 2015

The Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) have been adopted by the UPC Preparatory Committee at their meeting on 19 October 2015


A setback for Nestlé in latest Kit Kat decision
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union
  • October 9 2015

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently issued another decision concerning registration of the shape of a Kit Kat bar as a


UPC “opening for business at the start of 2017”?
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union
  • October 5 2015

Member States who are party to the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement signed the Provisional Application Protocol on 1 October 2015 to allow the


The UK shows commitment to the UPC (and other UPC news)
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2015

The UK Government has shown commitment to the UPC by announcing here that it has signed a lease for the London location of the Unified Patent Court


Can use of a mark in the UK maintain a CTM registration?
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2015

A recent decision from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, part of the High Court of England and Wales, has cast doubt on whether use of a


Marking of patented products in the UK
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2015

In the UK, marking a product with details of a granted patent that has been obtained for that product may deter potential infringers from copying the