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Tax relief is to be re-introduced in the UK for goodwill acquired on a business purchase but will be capped at six times the value of intellectual property (IP) assets being purchased, government amendments to the Finance Bill 2019 confirm. 03 Jan 2019
Businesses hoping to register new EU trade marks or Community designs should accelerate any pending applications to try to obtain those rights prior to Brexit, an intellectual property (IP) law expert has said. 15 Nov 2018
Design rights are often overlooked by businesses seeking to protect their intellectual investment in new products or new technologies.
Applications are filed at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), or by international filing through the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
A registered design is a monopoly right for the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture, materials of the product and/or its ornamentation.
Applications are filed at the UK Intellectual Property Office on form DF2A.
Businesses involved in repackaging medicines placed on the UK market and exporting them for sale elsewhere in the EU could be in breach of intellectual property (IP) rights in a 'no deal' Brexit scenario, the UK government has warned. 27 Sep 2018
ANALYSIS: An updated framework for using building information modelling (BIM) that was produced by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in the UK has addressed some of the perceived 'difficult' provisions relevant to intellectual property (IP) that were... 17 Jul 2018
Our intellectual property team are experts in the field of design law which, in essence, covers the appearance of any product or the shape or configuration of any article.
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