The UKIPO have issued a statement that use of omnibus claims will no longer be allowed from 6th April 2017. Omnibus claims are commonly used in GB applications and are claims that refer generally to the description and/or drawings.
This week, the Supreme Court issued a decision in the Apple vs. Samsung matter which may change the way we effectively register designs in the USA; and specifically, may change the thought process for EU/UK design applicants filing in the USA and vice versa.
The United Kingdom (UK) has voted to leave the European Union (EU) and the process to formally withdraw the UK’s membership of the EU (“Brexit”) will follow. This process is expected to take several years, during which time the UK will remain part of the EU. Nevertheless, as intellectual property (IP) law is one of the areas that is affected by the decision, we wish to take this opportunity to clarify how the decision affects the clients and associates of AIPEX.
After a rigorous process that involved surveys, interviews and extensive research, three of Wynne-Jones IP’s Partners have been listed as ‘IP Stars’ in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2016 World IP Survey.