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EPO official fees to increase on 1 April 2020

The EPO adjusts its fees every two years. The EPO has now announced the next set of fee adjustments, which will come into effect on 1 April 2020. Full details of the fee increases are listed here and here. Overall, the EPO has implemented a general inflation-based 4% increase in official fees.

Honouring LGBT+ Inventors
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Honouring LGBT+ Inventors

The month of February marks LGBT+ History Month, and this year the theme is “Outing the Past”. This means a celebration of the work of LGBT+ people throughout history, and the commemoration of their achievements and struggles.

In this article, Renewals Administrator Holly Battrick looks back at the accomplishments of scientist Alan Turing and difficulty he faced as a gay man. 

An Own Goal? How to Avoid Getting Inter Trouble
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An Own Goal? How to Avoid Getting Inter Trouble

Italian giants, Internazionale – otherwise known as “Inter” - have taken legal action for trade mark infringement against David Beckham's Major League Soccer club, which he has called Inter Miami CF. This means that Inter Miami CF may be forced to change their name just weeks ahead of their (long-awaited) debut. Wynne-Jones IP Trade Mark Attorney and Director Victor Caddy talks the perils of trade mark infringement and how to avoid a disaster of Major League proportions...

Getting priority claims right - an EPO/European perspective
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Getting priority claims right - an EPO/European perspective

Priority is one of those issues which can easily go wrong, particularly where there are multiple parties working together. However, when it does go wrong and a priority claim is found to be invalid, granted patents can often be revoked.

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