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Trade mark protection in Jersey – a clarification

The Government of Jersey has provided clarification with regard to the protection of European Union Trade Marks (EUTMs) and International …

World Intellectual Property Day 2024 – Working towards a sustainable future

The theme for this year’s World Intellectual Property Day (26th April) is “IP and the SDGs,” focusing on the …

Is branching off utility models the better opt-out?

The Unitary Patent Court, unitary patent, and questions of whether or not to opt-out have added a great deal of …

EPO simplifies transaction registration

Compared to some patent offices, the European Patent Office (EPO) traditionally placed a high burden on the evidence required to …

The European Patent Office Empowers Micro-Entities with New Fee Reductions

The European Patent Office (EPO) is set to introduce new fee-related support for micro entities from 1 April 2024. These …

Advances in plastic recycling technology: moving closer to a circular plastics economy

Following a rise in patent applications related to chemical and biological recycling technologies, senior associate Beth Campbell looks at the

EPO Fee Changes – April 2024

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that many of its fees will be increasing as of 1 April 2024.…

The Unified Patent Court’s first foray into claim construction

The Munich Local Division (MLD) of the UPC has taken an unexpected approach to claim interpretation in their first foray

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Carbon Capture Search Platform Introduced by the EPO

The EPO has a clean energy technologies platform highlighting inventions in this space. Recently, the EPO added to the platform …