Intellectual property rights in the BRIC countries
Thinking about applying for intellectual property (IP) rights in Brazil, Russia, China and/or India? This paper covers the various types of IP rights available in each of these territories, how the IP systems operate, and the key issues for consideration when applying for IP rights.
Euro-PCT applications - Claim amendment and other issues
Issues arising when PCT patent applications enter the regional phase in the EPO.
The theme of the 2020 conference is Sustainable Manufacturing and will discuss strategies for manufacturing products in a way that aims to reduce pollution, energy use and waste, whilst remaining commercially viable.
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.