We are delighted to announce that on 7 January 2022 Adamson Jones became part of Gateley, the UK legal and professional services group. As Adamson Jones, we will continue to offer our UK and overseas clients the outstanding, comprehensive and tailored intellectual property (IP) services they have come to expect. Our patent and trade mark attorneys provide honest, pragmatic, and tailored IP advice and protection. With offices in Nottingham, Leicester, and London, we can help you with your IP needs wherever you are.
The UK and EU trade mark systems are very similar as the systems were mostly harmonised while the UK was a member of the EU, and this is likely to remain the case for the foreseeable future, although there are a number of key differences that applicants should be aware of to successfully navigate and make the most of the UK trade mark system.
In a first in a decision (T1989/18), of 16 December 2021, a Board of Appeal considered whether there was legal basis in the EPC for refusing a European patent application on the grounds that the description had not been amended to conform with the allowed claims.
The UPC and Unitary Patent explained
The Unified Patent Court is potentially ready to come into effect. So, what does this mean for European patent applicants?