November 2013

Are we back to where we started with divisionals at the EPO?

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The European Patent Office has announced a decision to repeal the controversial and restrictive 24 month time limit for filing divisional applications so called divisionals. This time limit has been in place for the last few years and was deemed to place undue burden on applicants requiring early and expensive decisions on whether divisionals ought to be filed. Divisionals allow ...

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Back to Basics… Part 5 – Designs

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  Intellectual Property Rights relating to designs fall into two main categories – Registered Designs and Unregistered Design Right. Unregistered Design Right Unregistered Design Right or Design Right as it is more commonly known gives automatic protection for the internal or external shape or configuration of an original design, i.e. its three-dimensional shape.  Design Right allows you to stop anyone from copying ...

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Patent Trolls (Pt 1)

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In the first part of a three part series, Jonathan Perlmutter, of Counsel at  ip21 Ltd, looks into the phenomenon of Patent Trolls. Usually when I give a lecture or a talk, I get asked a question about Patent Trolls. In particular, those members of the tech community who have, over the years developed an anti-intellectual property outlook often cite the ...

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Back to Basics… Pt 4 – Copyright

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What is copyright and where does copyright subsist? ‘Copyright’… the exclusive and assignable legal right, given to the originator for a fixed number of years, to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material. (Oxford English Dictionary) CDPA 1988 – Copyright and Patents Act 1988 (UK Legislation) Copyright is an intellectual property right (IPR) which relates to ...

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Back to Basics… Pt 3 – Trade Marks

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What is a trade mark? A trade mark is a sign which distinguishes your goods and services from other traders.  This can be for example, words, logos, pictures, or a combination of both.  Sometimes it is possible to protect colours, smells and sounds. Can all trade marks be registered? No, to be registrable a trade mark should: be distinctive for your goods and ...

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