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Discussion Document on an Appointed Person for Patents and SPCs

20 May 2013

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the UK IPO (Intellectual Property Office) discussion paper on an Appointed Person for Patents with deadline 21 May 2013.

In our view, a proportionate approach would be to set up an Appointed Person route of appeal for decisions the Intellectual Property Office makes on patents, but only for ex parte matters. The choice of whether to use the route is then fully with the owner of – or applicant for – the relevant right.

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