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The UK government issued guidance on 24 September 2018 confirming that EU trade mark and design rights will continue to be protected in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
SMEs can apply for a share of £1.5 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products.
The UK's ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement has now been confirmed by Sam Gyimah, Minister for Intellectual Property.
The UK will become a contracting party to the Hague Agreement from 13th June 2018.
A developing principle in the United Kingdom and European Patent Office relates to whether the content of a patent application makes it plausible that the invention works as described.
Innovate UK will invest up to £10 million in innovation projects in medicines manufacturing to be funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
The UK Intellectual Property Office has recently announced that it will be increasing the official fees on UK patent applications on 6 April 2018.
A number of reforms to the European Union trade mark system came into force on 1 October 2017.
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.
A clearer and more uniform regime for handling unjustified IP threats in the UK.