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Do I have to identify the designer?
It is possible to waive the name of the designer when filing a European Community Design, but you should be sure that you have the rights to the design

Dr Will Doherty

New Discounted Fees for European Patents

Fees for European patent applications are changing from 1 April 2024. These include reductions for small companies and even the abolition of some fees. Internal renewal fees are rising by less than the rate of inflation resulting in a decrease since 2016 in absolute terms.​

European patent fees

MedTech and Intellectual Property

Innovators in the MedTech sector can therefore find it difficult to obtain good guidance about how to approach an IP strategy for their business. There are, however, some guiding principles which can be followed.

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Unitary Patent Choices

The Unitary patent is inbound. Whilst the sunrise period for the opening of the Unified Patent Court has been delayed to, at present, 1 March 2023, the European Patent Office continues preparations for the Unitary patent. As of 1 January 2023, it is now possible to request a delay to grant of a European patent in order to take advantage of the Unitary patent option in due course.

Unitary Patent Choices

Super Mario’s Image Rights

This article was first published in October 2013, and has now been updated to included new relevant material In a previous article, I detailed the UK position on copyright, and how it arises automatically. With Nintendo having aggressively...

Rocky Road to Rights Returns

  1976 has returned! The UK is experiencing a heatwave of unprecedented proportions, energy prices are through the roof, and Sylvester Stallone is talking to the media about Rocky. In essence, Stallone is complaining that the rights in the...