- Speeding up UK patent applications
- The trade mark symbol
- What is a Community Registered Design (CRD)?
- What is a European Patent?
- What is a European Trade Mark (EUTM)?
- Can a patent be restored after renewal payments are missed?
- Intellectual Property Solicitors
- Use of Reference Numerals in Patent Specifications
- Claim amendments during PCT application procedure
- Licence as of right
- What are the implications of Brexit on IP rights?
- Excess claim and page fees
- Legal protection for coats of arms
- Trade mark notice of threatened oppposition TM7A
- UK Trade Mark Invalidation
- Early Requests for Unitary Patent
- The importance of a UK address for service
To maintain UK patents after grant, payment of an annual renewal fee to the patent office is required. If these payments are missed, then the rights embodied in the patent are lost.
Where a patent has ceased to have effect due to non-payment of an annual renewal fee, restoration can be applied for under section 28 of the UK Patents Acts.
For more information about how a patent can be restored once it has lapsed, please download our white paper using the link below, or contact us to speak with one of our Chartered and European patent attorneys.