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Frequently asked questions

This resource gives answers to some of the questions about IP that we get asked most often.

UK Registered Designs - The Basics

This resource deals with how to register your design in the United Kingdom.

Madrid Protocol - The Basics

The Madrid Protocol is an international system for obtaining trade mark protection for a number of countries and/or regions using a single application.

European Union Trade Marks - The Basics

Under the European Union Trade Mark system, the proprietor of a European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) has a single, unitary registration, enforceable throughout the EU.

UK Trade Marks - The Basics

Registered trade marks give powerful rights to their proprietors and are very important and valuable assets.

International (PCT) Patent Applications - The Basics

It is possible to file a PCT application which, for a certain period of time, takes the place of the many individual foreign patent applications that would otherwise be required for protection abroad.

European Patents - The Basics

A European patent can be an easier and cheaper alternative to obtaining individual national patents in the countries which are members of the European Patent Convention (EPC).

UK Patents - The Basics

This resource contains information about obtaining a patent to protect your invention in the UK.

Published Article: CAR-T adoption races ahead but obstacles lie in wait

Fran Salisbury and Adam Gregory discuss the successes of CAR-T therapies and the potential hurdles.

Published Article: Differing Attitudes of Global Patent Offices to Precision Medicine.

Fran Salisbury, partner in our life sciences team, examines the differing attitudes of global patent offices to precision medicine and considers what companies must be aware of in seeking to protect their IP. Read Imprecise Protection? Differing Attitudes of Global Patent Offices to Precision Medicine, published in IPI (International Pharmaceutical Industry).

Compensation of Inventors According to the Principles of the German Compensation Guidelines

The calculation of a suitable compensation is a very complex process under German law.

Published Article: Understanding Europe’s new trade secret rules

Sean Jauss gives a rundown of the UK's new Trade Secret Regulations in an article featured in IP Pro Patents.

UK Trade Mark Opposition Procedure

This is a summary of the main aspects of the opposition proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO).

Article: Patent protection already begins with the first product idea (German article)

Christoph Moeller, Partner in our Munich office, comments upon the changing intellectual property market and discusses how companies can compete. Read the article in German.

Deferred Patent Examination System - Germany

The German Patent Office operates a deferred patent examination system under which patent applications remain dormant until the applicant takes steps to initiate the examination procedure.