The Renewals process and ‘requirement’ can often be viewed as a somewhat ‘mechanical’, low drama aspect of post-grant administration. However, Renewals is a continuity issue and a major potential business risk if it is not managed professionally
Pure Ideas frequently encounter rights holders whose renewals have been missed or mismanaged. In some instances, we are able to identify ways to restore the lapsed rights, but some in some cases the retrieval of rights will be impossible.
Managing the requirements of even the most modest of portfolios is a complex and time-consuming task, but one that must be handled with diligence and care. Our Renewals team have significant experience in handling everything from individual UK Trade Mark renewals to complex International Patent portfolios, and Pure Ideas will always place a strong emphasis on protecting your business continuity.
Our Renewals team take pride in easing the client’s burden by providing advice, timely reminders, and clear and competitive costs with the all-important forward visibility. Once instructed, the Pure Ideas team will handle requirements before the relevant Intellectual Property Office accurately and efficiently, reporting to you the client in a clear, concise and timely fashion.
Working closely with a trusted network of overseas firms, regularly reviewing and re-negotiating terms, we are able to maintain attractive costings. With notifications and reminders tailored to individual business needs, our Renewals Service is highly valued by our clients.
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As it currently stands, upon conclusion of the negotiation period (April 2019), when Britain leaves the European Union current EU Trade Mark and Design registrations will cease to have effect in the UK. As a firm we agree with the official stance of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), in expecting there to be transitional arrangements put in place to ensure that existing protection is not lost. There are well over one million EU Trade Marks on the EUIPO’s register, all of which are currently enforceable in the UK. The government must take positive action to ensure that these rights are still enforceable when the UK leaves the EU. There are a number of options which the UK could choose from, including modelling the post-Brexit transition on models already used for other territories. […]
A number of changes have been introduced to the EU Trade Mark system over the past few months. These came about due to “Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and the Council amending the Community trade mark regulation” (or “the Amending Regulation” for short) entering into force on 23 March 2016. Secondary legislation was required for many of the amendments, and many of those provisions only come into force on 01 October 2017. This bulletin focuses on the changes being introduced October 2017. That’s the technical jargon out of the way! So, what are we talking about? […]