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Albright IP Brexit update: May 2018

  The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on the 29 March 2019. Whilst the precise terms of exit are yet to be agreed, in March 2018, the European Commission and the UK published the first draft of a Withdrawal...

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Marc Reflects: What 2018 holds for innovation?

  Innovation can come in waves, with one big innovative earthquake spawning a number of aftershock inventions. There would of course be no ‘light bulb’ moment without the invention of the light bulb. What might 2018 bring in terms of...

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Brushbaby fails to brush off design invalidation

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is generally known for granting patent, design and trade mark rights based on suitable applications. It is perhaps less well-known for invalidating or revoking those same rights, which can be more...

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Amazon “flying” towards faster delivery

Looking at patents filed by large technology companies is often a fun way of having a sneak peek of the latest tech ideas in the pipeline. Whilst the companies might not use the patents even if they grant, it can give an insight on the direction...


Apple vs Samsung (Or Carpets, Courts and Cash)

You might think that, with Samsung’s exploding phones and Apple ordered to pay a €13 billion Irish tax bill, these two technology giants would have more important things to worry about than design patents. But with about $400 million on the...


Plans to Reduce UK Design Fees

The UK IPO recently announced that the official fees for UK Registered Designs are due to be reduced. It is planned that, from October 2016, the costs for renewing a UK Registered Design will be significantly lower. Savings on official renewal...

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