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The trade mark symbol

The trade mark symbol

Which trademark symbol to use, when, and how.

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What is a Community Registered Design (CRD)?

What is a Community Registered Design (CRD)?

Community Registered Designs are obtained by making an application to the

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What is a European Patent?

What is a European Patent?

European patents are granted by the European Patent Office (EPO). The

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What is a European Trade Mark (EUTM)?

What is a European Trade Mark (EUTM)?

Trade mark applications covering the whole of the European Community are

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What are the implications of Brexit on IP rights?

What are the implications of Brexit on IP rights?

On Thursday June 23, 2016 the voting public of the United Kingdom made the

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Can a patent be restored after renewal payments are missed?

Can a patent be restored after renewal payments are missed?

To maintain UK patents after grant, payment of an annual renewal fee to

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Intellectual Property Solicitors

What is an Intellectual Property Solicitor and what do they do?

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Use of Reference Numerals in Patent Specifications

Use of Reference Numerals in Patent Specifications

Patent specifications disclose inventions to the public and usually

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Claim amendments during PCT application procedure

Claim amendments during PCT application procedure

International patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

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Licence as of right

Licence as of right

The UK Patent Office has a database of patents that are endorsed ‘licence

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Excess claim and page fees

Excess claim and page fees

Excess claims and page fees are now payable at both the European Patent

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