UK businesses can apply for a share of £10 million for innovation projects in medicines manufacturing

Innovate UK will invest up to £10 million in innovation projects in medicines manufacturing to be funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Changes to fees for UK patent applications from 6 April 2018

The UK Intellectual Property Office has recently announced that it will be increasing the official fees on UK patent applications on 6 April 2018.

EU trade mark reform

A number of reforms to the European Union trade mark system came into force on 1 October 2017.

Patentability of products of essentially biological processes

The EPO announced on 29 June 2017 that they have decided to change their practice to exclude plants and animals obtained by essentially biological processes from patentability.

The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act, 2017

A clearer and more uniform regime for handling unjustified IP threats in the UK.

New guidance for registering designs in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has issued new guidance on how to represent designs in registered design applications.

EPO adopts stricter requirements for recording assignments

The European Patent Office has adopted stricter requirements for recording the assignment of European patents and patent applications.

Tackling healthcare challenges: funding competition 30 March 2017

Innovate UK has launched its latest funding competition, as part of the BioMedical Catalyst scheme.

Cambodia - Another route to patent protection in this emerging economy

Cambodia now looks set to become the first Asian country to recognise European patents, having signed a validation agreement to extend the effect of European patents to Cambodia.

Trade Mark Attorneys receive Chartered status

The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) has become the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), following the unveiling of its Royal Charter.

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