Entries by Neil Chambers

Temporary fee changes from the IPO

The Intellectual Property Office has introduced the following temporary fee changes which are in place from the 30th July 2020 to the 31st March 2021. The fee changes relate to the following – Patents, supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) Trade Marks and Registered Designs No fees for extensions of time No surcharge for Patent Application fees […]

Interrupted Days period to end on 29 July 2020

Update to Interrupted Days The Intellectual Property Office has decided to bring the interrupted days period to an end on 29 July 2020. The first day of operation when all interrupted days deadlines will expire will be Thursday 30 July. *An interrupted day is a day in which the normal course of business at the […]

Brexit update – What happens during the transition period?

The Intellectual Property Office has published information regarding trade marks, designs, patents, copyright and exhaustion of IP rights during the transition period (1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020). Please follow this link for more information – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/intellectual-property-and-the-transition-period

Government issues new guidance for IP in the event of a no-deal Brexit

The British Government (Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Department for Exiting the European Union and the Intellectual Property Office) has issued new guidance in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The guidance covers changes to domestic Designs and Trade Mark laws if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Further guidance is […]