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As well as IP topics that are in the news, we also occasionally take a look at issues that have an ongoing relevance. On this page you will find a collection of some of these “reference” style posts.


Misleading invoices: a warning – more and more people are receiving invoices that appear to originate from an official source. This post takes a look at the issue and what everyone should be aware of.

The Intellectual Property Bill. Here’s everything we’ve written on what is now the “Intellectual Property Act 2014”.


Unitary patent package: Updated Q&A – everything you wanted to know about the unitary patent system but were afraid to ask.

The Unitary Patent Package: Two Years On – this looks at progress implementing the unitary patent system in the two years since the regulations and agreement were signed.

The UK Patent Box – reducing corporation tax – another Q&A post.

Top Tip from the “Read the Manual” Archive – EPO Opposition Data on the Register. Ever wondered how to see if a particular applicant has been on the receiving end of oppositions at the EPO? Here’s your answer.


The Hague System for International Design Registration (or How to avoid “Swiss-Cheese” Registered Design Coverage in Europe)

Trade Marks

Black and White Trade Marks – Change in OHIM/IPO Practice. A look at how recent decisions have impacted on the practice of filing B&W applications.

Trade mark searching – it is always advisable to clear a new mark for use before either filing a trade mark application or using that mark.

Trade Marks and Companies House

Plant Variety Rights

Plant Variety Rights? 

Just a bit of fun

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