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UK Ratifies UPC Agreement

In a speech to mark World IP Day, the British Government's IP Minister, Sam Gyimah, announced that the UK has ratified the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court. The question of whether the UK will seek to remain a member of the UPC after Brexit is still...

Newly Qualified Attorneys - The Next Generation

As a firm dedicated to training and professional development, Dehns is pleased to report further success in the latest UK patent final exams, with Alex Ford , Tom Lorkin , Philippa Roberts and David Viita all now fully qualified as UK and European...

Brexit Update (II): More news on the transitional arrangements

This morning, the UK and EU's chief negotiators  announced that a deal has been reached on the transitional arrangements which will apply in the immediate period following the UK's formal withdrawal from the EU. Although the withdrawal and...

EPO fee changes from 1 April 2018

EPO fee changes from 1 April 2018 - What this means for your business   Instead of its customary biennial fee increase to reflect inflation, on 1 April 2018 the EPO will make selected changes to its fees.  As explained...

Brexit Update (I): IP-related provisions in the draft UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement

On 28 February 2018 the European Commission published its  draft  for an agreement on the UK's terms of withdrawal from the EU. It must be stressed that this is a draft, rather than a finalised agreement, and sets out the European...
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