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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.

02.07.2020

Readying your brand for your local area

An early part of the brand development process includes researching your competitors and comparing your brand against theirs. It’s possible that your business and its accompanying intellectual property share striking similarities to other brands in your industry, and these are important to consider when it comes to standing out within your field. When you’ve completed ( learn more )

25.06.2020

The similarity between a croissant and a sandwich? The name itself

Lately, we have been working on a new case so that both the commercial name of a croissant and a sandwich can coexist without legal implications. In this sense, we witnessed the negotiation and conclusion of a coexistence agreement for the two brands. Our client, from the Bakery and confectionery industry, received a coexistence agreement ( learn more )

18.06.2020

Covid 19 and its effects on Intellectual Property

Our colleague, Ana Rotariu, is sharing her experience regarding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic over businesses and their IP. Interested to know how has this outbreak affected companies worldwide? It is safe to say we are all experiencing challenging times, especially when it comes to businesses, either big or small. Even as countries and ( learn more )