What have we learned from the US government shutdown?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) was able to continue operating as normal throughout the recent US government shutdown, giving us an insight into how it operates and its contingency planning.

A Unified Patent Court without the UK or Germany?

It seems to be generally accepted that the Unified Patent Court (UPC) would be more attractive with the UK involved, but opinion is divided about how possible this is given the practical and political hurdles that exist.

How long will it take to get a patent?

We are often asked "how long will it take to get a patent?". Having a granted patent can be important when trying to attract investors or ward off competitors. Fortunately, there are various ways in the UK and in Europe that allow applicants to accelerate the patent application process.

Trade mark dispute rocks Deep Purple

The General Court of the European Union has issued a collection of decisions relating to a dispute over the ownership of the name of the English rock band Deep Purple between two of its founding members.

Important trade mark win for Leicester City FC

The importance of trade mark protection cannot be overstated. A recent example of this is the opposition that was filed by Leicester City Football Club (Leicester FC) against the Leeds City Football Club’s (Leeds FC) trade mark application.

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