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Plant patents at the EPO - is an amended EU Biotech Directive (98/44/EC) on the horizon?
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Plant patents at the EPO - is an amended EU Biotech Directive (98/44/EC) on the horizon?

The saga of plant patents at the EPO continues - do recent events at the EPO and the European Commission suggest that there will be an attempt to amend the EU Biotech Directive 98/44/EC?

“A trap is only a trap if you don't know about it. If you know about it, it's a challenge.”
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We know that registered EU trade marks and designs will be cloned automatically into EU and UK ones after Brexit, and we know also that this will happen for International trade marks that designate the EU.  However, there is a trap here for the unwary.

Patent Emergency! What to do when you’ve (accidentally) disclosed your invention before you’ve filed a patent application
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Patent Emergency! What to do when you’ve (accidentally) disclosed your invention before you’ve filed a patent application

One of the cornerstones of the patent system in many countries, including the UK, is the need to apply for a patent before disclosing your invention publicly. This is because such ‘self-disclosure’ can be used to invalidate a subsequently filed patent application. That’s a horrible situation, because you may have really shot yourself in the foot in terms of getting patent protection in the UK and in many other countries. Therefore, we firmly advise that you keep the invention secret before filing a patent application on the invention.

IP expert praises one million women in STEM roles to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science
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IP expert praises one million women in STEM roles to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science

A leading intellectual property expert has said it is “incredibly encouraging” to see almost one million women in STEM roles for the first time, but called for continued action to support this upwards trend.

Worried about how Brexit will affect your IP?  Don’t be.
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Worried about how Brexit will affect your IP? Don’t be.

With Wynne-Jones IP and AIPEX BV, it’s business as usual and you’re in safe hands.

“…..Another fine mess………”
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“…..Another fine mess………”

With an uncanny sense of comedic timing, the film “Stan & Ollie” is being released this month in the UK.  The famous duo’s catchphrase seems apt to describe the current state of the UK’s Brexit process.  We still do not know how or when, or even if, the UK will leave the EU.  However, if nothing changes, the UK will leave the EU on 29th March 2019

Small Irish business wins ’David and Goliath’ trade mark case against McDonalds
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Small Irish business wins ’David and Goliath’ trade mark case against McDonalds

An Irish fast-food company has claimed a famous victory over one of the biggest brands in the world. Supermac, a beloved restaurant chain throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, has successfully challenged McDonalds over its trade mark for ‘Big Mac’ in the European Union.

IP expert claims Aldi “copycat” make up could be damaging to bigger brands
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IP expert claims Aldi “copycat” make up could be damaging to bigger brands

Aldi’s newly released, discounted beauty products have been accused of “potentially infringing” major labels including Benefit, Nars, and Charlotte Tilbury.

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