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How the Brexit vote impacted the UKIPO AND EUIPO

04.12.2018


Shortly after the Brexit vote, its effects on the UKIPO (UK Intellectual Property Office) and EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) started to be noticed. The impact is going to be even bigger on some EU IP rights once the Brexit will actually be enforced, only if by that time no other arrangements will be negotiated between the EU and UK.

 

Nowadays, a gentile decline was noticed in the number of patent application made at the UKIPO after the Brexit vote. All the while, the number of applications at the European Patent Office continued to raise.

 

Regarding the design applications at the UKIPO, if they’re number was steady from 2003 to 2014, since the Brexit vote it has risen. Also, the number of trademark applications increased significantly due to the applications coming from UK residents, although non-resident applications number at the UKIPO have also risen.

25.09.2020

Through similarity we found the difference

Lately, we’ve been working on a case which has proven to be quite difficult. After receiving a refusal for one of the trademarks we administer, because of the similarity to a previous trademark, we have still managed to pass the mark towards publication by pointing out certain aspects such as: the existence of a very ( learn more )

18.09.2020

Class down, trademark up

Between August and September 2020, we faced a fairly common issue in the world of intellectual property. We have identified a similar trademark to that of one of our clients. The next step was contacting and starting the negotiation procedure with the opposing party in order to waive the protection of one of the classes, ( learn more )

14.09.2020

Registration criteria for slogans

Although many famous slogans enjoy incredible success, many others face the barrier of not being able to be registered. What could be the main reason why a short series of words cannot be registered? What is the definition of a slogan? Before finding out the reasons why certain slogans cannot be registered, we need to ( learn more )