Trade Marks: Changes to Calculation of Deadlines at the UKIPO
30th July 2013
On 31 March 2013 a number of rule changes came into effect that affect the way in which the UKIPO calculates some deadlines in relation to United Kingdom trade marks.
Most significantly, these changes have the effect of increasing the time period for filing an opposition against a United Kingdom trade mark application by one day (eg the opposition period for an application published on 11 April 2013 will expire on 11 June 2013, rather than on 10 June 2013 as was previously the case).
The new method of calculating deadlines applies to any deadlines that expire on or after 31 March 2013. The full notice is available on the IPO website.
Stay of proceedings at UK courts - Coloplast A/S v Salts Healthcare Limited
24th February 2020
Although a stay of national proceedings is the ‘default’ position in the UK, the stay was refused in this instance because of the combination of an absolute right of appeal, a minimum of two years to appeal and the potential of the ping pong effect before the EPO.