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Chinese Patent Law Update

Patent law changes in China have been passed which will enter into force on 1 June 2021.

Patent law changes in China have been passed which will enter into force on 1 June 2021. - Read more
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The European Patent Office is now an International Search Authority option for Chinese PCT applicants

Today, 1st December 2020, a two-year pilot project between the between the European Patent...

Today, 1st December 2020, a two-year pilot project between the between the European Patent Office (EPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administrat - Read more
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Protecting Designs after Brexit

How do designers protect their designs and how will this be affected by Brexit? We provide...

How do designers protect their designs and how will this be affected by Brexit? We provide an overview. - Read more
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New Email Address for UK Intellectual Property Office Services

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) is adding to its dedicated email addresses for...

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) is adding to its dedicated email addresses for services, making it easier for those people working from home during - Read more
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Address for Service Rule to Change at the UK Intellectual Property Office

On 19 November 2020 the government published its response to a ‘call for views’ on a propo...

On 19 November 2020 the government published its response to a ‘call for views’ on a proposal to amend the UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UKIPO) rules gover - Read more
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European Patent Office Closure Dates - 2021

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 2021 has recently been published. A deadline set by the EPO which fal - Read more
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Swindell & Pearson joins Think Tank to Improve Diversity and Inclusion within the IP Community

IP Inclusive, CIPA and CITMA have brought together a select group of senior people from le...

IP Inclusive, CIPA and CITMA have brought together a select group of senior people from leading IP firms to form a high-level "think tank" to identify practical - 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 2021 edition of the Legal 500 law firm ranking dire - Read more
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How can you prove your digital file existed at a particular date?

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has introduced a new service for creat...

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has introduced a new service for creating a “digital fingerprint” of digital files, along with a timestamp. - Read more
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Swindell & Pearson is listed as one of ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020’ by the Financial Times

Swindell & Pearson has been recommended by its clients and peers, being named in the Finan...

Swindell & Pearson has been recommended by its clients and peers, being named in the Financial Times’ list of ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020’. - Read more
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Deadlines at the EPO, EUIPO and UKIPO during the COVID-19 Outbreak

The EPO and the EUIPO have automatically extended all deadlines due to the coronavirus pan...

The EPO and the EUIPO have automatically extended all deadlines due to the coronavirus pandemic; UKIPO allows case by case discretionary extensions - Read more
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Unified Patent Court Update

German Federal Constitutional Court Ruling Issued

German Federal Constitutional Court Ruling Issued - Read more

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