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Opting out during the sunrise period at the Unified Patent Court
14 Jun 2017

The IP Federation is concerned with the current lack of clarity around how the Unified Patent Court (UPC) opt-out process will work during the sunrise period at a practical level, including how our member companies will be able to register their staff...
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Consultation proposed changes to statutory patent fees
05 Jun 2017

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) consultation on proposed changes to statutory patent fees is attached. The consultation closes on 6 June 2017. We welcome the prospect of further...
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IP Federation Brexit policy position design rights
17 Mar 2017

The IP Federation policy position on the protection of design rights following United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union is as follows: We recognise the extreme practical difficulties in securing a suitable bilat­eral...
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IP Federation Brexit policy position protection for EU trade marks
22 Feb 2017

The IP Federation policy position on protection for EU trade marks following United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union is as follws: The IP Federation favours certainty, ensuring that all accrued and pending intellectual property...
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IP Federation Brexit policy position (updated 20 January 2017)
20 Jan 2017

The IP Federation policy position on Brexit is as follows: Certainty is paramount to industry. All accrued and pending intellectual property rights must be preserved in the UK post-Brexit. This is a top priority issue. The...
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The IP Federation responds to the announcement that the UK will ratify the UPCA
02 Dec 2016

The IP Federation notes the UK’s intention to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. The IP Federation recognises the benefits for industry that can come from the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court and calls the UK and other contracting...
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IP Federation President's Reception 8 July 2016
18 Jul 2016

James Hayles was elected as the new President of the IP Federation at our AGM on 8 July 2016. The handover was commemorated at the IP Federation President’s Reception held at Allen & Overy. Some photographs from the reception follow. ...
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IP Federation Brexit policy position
14 Jul 2016

The IP Federation policy position on Brexit is as follows: Certainty is paramount to industry. All accrued and pending intellectual property rights must be preserved in the UK post-Brexit. This is a top priority issue. The UK...
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Reform of the Boards of Appeal
11 Jul 2016

The IP Federation submitted comments on EPO Administrative Council paper CA/43/16 outlining proposals for the reform of the EPO Boards of Appeal (BoA), ahead of the EPO Administrative Council meeting on 29-30 June 2016. For full details, click HERE. To...
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The IP Federation elects new President, James Hayles
08 Jul 2016

The IP Federation is pleased to announce that James Hayles has been elected as the new President of the Federation, effective 8 July 2016. James is a qualified UK and European Patent Attorney with over 25 years’ experience of IP work gained...
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