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A legal principle designed to prevent businesses from profiteering from illegal acts does not apply if that profiteering would stem from infringing patent rights, the UK Supreme Court has ruled. 30 Oct 2014
Pharmaceutical companies should not be allowed to prevent drugs they put onto market in an EU accession state from being imported into a more established EU country where they hold patent rights for those medicines unless they signal their intention to rely... 24 Oct 2014
This guide was updated in May 2014.
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in September 2008. A patent is granted by a national patent office and will only give you monopoly rights in the country in which it is granted....
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in January 2012.
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in Januray 2012
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008. The end of 2001 was meant to herald a minor revolution in the way business protects its best ideas by giving a real boost to...
The UK government will continue to defend its 'patent box' tax break for income from qualifying intellectual property (IP) during discussions to develop a global corporate tax regime, a Treasury official has said. 08 Oct 2014
The UK government’s first trade delegation to China focused on issues involving intellectual property (IP) has begun a five-day visit to the country aimed at boosting confidence for British firms doing business in China. 01 Sep 2014
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