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Intellectual Property

We have specialist intellectual property (IP) teams in the most important IP jurisdictions worldwide.

With over 100 specialist IP partners and associates, we offer an integrated, cross-border service to meet our clients global needs, and provide specialist advice and representation in individual countries.

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

IP rights in the UK during and after the Brexit transition period

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and is currently in a transition period with the EU. What does this mean for IP rights and what happens to IP protection in the UK at the end of this transition?

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What brand owners should know about design rights in the UK

Publications: 21 JANUARY 2020

What is the biggest obstacle preventing brand owners from enforcing their design rights?

Brand owners and inventors tend to be up to speed on trademarks and patents which can lead to the design rights being left behind. Insufficient knowledge of the system and how it works is contributing…

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Publications: 29 JANUARY 2020

Trade mark owners need not amend broad specifications following Sky v SkyKick

Today, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Sky v SkyKick (C-371/18) has declined to follow the Advocate General and held that trade mark specifications that cover broad terms such as “computer…

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Publications: 27 APRIL 2020

Issues brand owners need to consider during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic to protect their IP portfolios

Here we assess the difficulties the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic poses to brand owners involved in trade mark registry proceedings and trade mark litigation, what brand owners can do to mitigate the…

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CRISPR is one of the most powerful and ground breaking advances in the history of biotechnology.