UK to Proceed with UPC Ratification


It has been announced by UK IPO (United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office) that the UK will proceed with ratification of the UPC agreement. It is expected that this process will take around 3 to 4 months, but this will mean that the new system could be up and running by the Autumn of 2017. This development is somewhat surprising, but signals that the UK government is still supportive of the proposed new system and sees it as a good thing for business. It is not yet clear how the planned “BREXIT” will affect the UK’s status going forward, but again it [...]

UK to Proceed with UPC Ratification2016-11-28T17:18:59+01:00

The Meaning of Brexit


10 KEY POINTS ON BREXIT IN THE WORLD OF IP The UK will remain part of the EU until the exit negotiations have been completed. Negotiations can only begin once notice is given to the EU. This is known as “triggering Article 50”. The UK government planned to do this by the end of March 2017, but a recent court decision has ruled that this can only be done by way of a vote in parliament. Assuming the government wins the vote and Article 50 is invoked, then negotiations will last at least two years. The UK will no longer be able [...]

The Meaning of Brexit2018-02-16T11:34:30+01:00

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