27 9月 2017
From 1 October 2017, new EU trade mark regulations, that we have been anticipating for some while, will finally come into force. What are the key changes and how will they impact you?
12 9月 2017
For many months now, we have known that Brexit is likely to bring changes to IP rights in Europe. That changed on 7 September with the publication of the European Commission’s position paper on IP.
06 9月 2017
Estonia and Lithuania have ratified the UPC Agreement despite continuing uncertainty over UK and German ratifications. The reasons for the challenge in the German Constitutional Court (as reported here) have now been made public.
09 8月 2017
Stephen Hodsdon will be speaking about IP strategies in Europe after Brexit at the Patinex 2017 conference that takes place from 7 -8 September 2017 in Seoul, Korea.
03 8月 2017
We are delighted to once again be ranked in the Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars. It’s been an outstanding year for Mewburn, having received praise and multiple recommendations across the firm. We have been recognised for our "responsive service, high quality drafting and good working relationships with inventors".
30 6月 2017
The EPO has decided to amend the patents rules to exclude plants and animals obtained exclusively by an essentially biological breeding process from patentability.
27 6月 2017
The UK takes another step towards ratifying the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement by laying the The Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017 before the UK Parliament.
23 6月 2017
The start of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has been further delayed. The expected target date of 1 December 2017 cannot be maintained and a start date of mid-2018 (or later) is more likely.
15 6月 2017
Congratulations to the winners of the Emerging Technologies Competition 2017.
08 6月 2017
Mewburn Ellis is delighted to be placed in the ‘gold’ top tier of the IAM Patent 1000 European Patent Office rankings. We are one of only three UK firms that made it into the top tier.
08 6月 2017
We are delighted to be ranked highly recommendedin ‘IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners’ for our expertise in the patent prosecution field and recognised for our “technically gifted individuals" and "meticulous" drafting.
30 5月 2017
Mewburn Ellis is proud to have sponsored Team Bath Racing Electric (TBRe) since 2016. Simon Parry, Andy King, and Dan Thornton, patent and trade mark attorneys from Mewburn Ellis, will attend the launch event for the TBRe17 racing car on 31 May at the University of Bath.
30 5月 2017
Mewburn Ellis Partner Robert Watson will be meeting with the new Chief Executive of the UKIPO on Monday, 5 June, in his role as immediate Past President of FICPI-UK.
20 4月 2017
The European Unitary Patent (EUP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) are expected to be available in December 2017 onwards. There are several important considerations for European patent holders before this date. We provide three information sheets to help patent holders make these important decisions.
05 4月 2017
Joseph Lenthall will be attending the China Intellectual Property and Innovation Summit in Shanghai on 20-21 April.