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Three new countries join the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Three new states have recently joined the Patent Cooperation Treaty, taking the total numb...

Three new states have recently joined the Patent Cooperation Treaty, taking the total number of contracting states to 156. - Read more
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China: direct design protection now possible

China has joined an international design registration system (the ‘Hague System’) that ena...

China has joined an international design registration system (the ‘Hague System’) that enables us to file a single international design application to cover mul - Read more
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Swindell & Pearson features again in the 2022 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to feature once again in the 2022 edition of the World Tra...

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to feature once again in the 2022 edition of the World Trademark Review WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. - Read more
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China intellectual property protection gets cheaper

China is joining an international design registration system (the ‘Hague System’) that ena...

China is joining an international design registration system (the ‘Hague System’) that enables a single international application to cover multiple countries, w - Read more
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Prototype testing: avoiding the risk of accidental disclosure

Prototype testing is often a key part of product development, but can carry a risk of acci...

Prototype testing is often a key part of product development, but can carry a risk of accidental disclosure. However, practical steps can be taken to minimise t - Read more
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Why to get your designs registered

This article explains why registered designs are often inherently better than relying on a...

This article explains why registered designs are often inherently better than relying on automatic unregistered design protection, and why if they are professio - Read more
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The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: Preparatory phase starting

Austria’s recent ratification brings the start of the Unified Patent Court one step closer...

Austria’s recent ratification brings the start of the Unified Patent Court one step closer. - Read more
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Annual World Intellectual Property Indicators Report

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released its annual World Intellectual...

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released its annual World Intellectual Property Indicators Report (WIPI) in November 2021. The report reveal - Read more
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European Patent Office Closure Dates - 2022

A list of the days on which the European Patent Office (EPO) filing offices are closed in ...

A list of the days on which the European Patent Office (EPO) filing offices are closed in 2022 has recently been published. A deadline set by the EPO which fal - Read more
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Pretty Muddy 2021

Well done to the 16 employees that took part in Pretty Muddy at Markeaton Park in Derby on...

Well done to the 16 employees that took part in Pretty Muddy at Markeaton Park in Derby on Saturday 9th October 2021 for Cancer Research UK! - Read more
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Swindell & Pearson listed as one of the UK’s top intellectual property firms in the Legal 500

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to have been named as one of the UK’s top intellectual pro...

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to have been named as one of the UK’s top intellectual property firms in the 2022 edition of the Legal 500 law firm ranking dire - Read more
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Accelerating Patent Prosecution in the US

We discuss some options for how to speed up your patent application’s progress through the...

We discuss some options for how to speed up your patent application’s progress through the US examination process. - Read more

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