Brexit IP: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Brexit IP: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

  After several years of debate and negotiation, the UK will finally leave the European Union at midnight on the 31st December 2020. This brings with it some fundamental changes for UK companies with European trade mark and design registrations. Julia House,...
Can a Deity Apply For a British Patent?

Can a Deity Apply For a British Patent?

  In this series of three articles, we explore common and slightly less common questions regarding Applying for and Owning a British or European Patent.   Who can apply for a patent?   Under UK law, anyone can apply for a patent, whether by themselves...
That’s the way, a-hah a-hah, Joe Lycett

That’s the way, a-hah a-hah, Joe Lycett

  In these bewildering times, we find ourselves in (Brexit, COVID-19, Brexit again), fortune occasionally sees fit to part the gloom, and serve up some much-needed levity. Enter Hugo Boss. Not the designer clothing company one might expect but rather, the...
Shanks vs Unilever

Shanks vs Unilever

  The Supreme Court’s judgement in Shanks vs Unilever could lead to increased costs for businesses which benefit from profitable patents. But can these costs be avoided?   In the UK, the right to be granted a patent for an invention which is devised in the...