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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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Better software protection in South Korea

South Korea has announced it will extend patent protection to also include software which ...

South Korea has announced it will extend patent protection to also include software which is distributed online. - Read more
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China now blacklists patent law violators

China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has introduced a new regulat...

China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has introduced a new regulation which blacklists individuals and organisations that severely viola - Read more
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The UK Intellectual Property Office acknowledges that a “user interface” can be technical!

In a boost for developers, a recent patent decision indicates a continued softening of the...

In a boost for developers, a recent patent decision indicates a continued softening of the UK approach to patentability of software/computer-implemented inventi - Read more
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Upcoming Changes to Trade Mark law in Myanmar: Requires Action.

Trade mark law in Myanmar is changing in the very near future. The changes are significant...

Trade mark law in Myanmar is changing in the very near future. The changes are significant and if you have trade mark or commercial interests in Myanmar they sh - Read more
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Tax Relief via Patents - Are You Missing Out?

The Patent Box scheme is a way of utilising patents to generate savings on corporation tax...

The Patent Box scheme is a way of utilising patents to generate savings on corporation tax. With over half of the companies claiming part of the manufacturing s - Read more
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£2m Compensation Awarded to Inventor

Professor Ian Shanks was awarded £2 million yesterday by the UK Supreme Court after his in...

Professor Ian Shanks was awarded £2 million yesterday by the UK Supreme Court after his invention was considered to have been of “outstanding benefit” to his fo - Read more
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Brexit and the Conversion of Refused EU Trade Mark Applications

Expected deadline change for Conversion of EU Trade Mark Applications that have been refus...

Expected deadline change for Conversion of EU Trade Mark Applications that have been refused since 1 August 2019. - Read more
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The Unitary Patent – is its future about to be decided?

The introduction of a patent system (Unitary Patent) capable of granting a single patent t...

The introduction of a patent system (Unitary Patent) capable of granting a single patent that is valid in multiple EU member states has been delayed for some ti - Read more
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What does Brexit mean for EU Trade Mark and Community Design registrations?

It is a little over 85 days until 31st October 2019, the date on which the UK is, under cu...

It is a little over 85 days until 31st October 2019, the date on which the UK is, under current UK law and the provisions of Article 50 of the Treaty on Europea - Read more

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