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Intellectual property (IP) law and Brexit – summary of main requests for the UK government

04 January 2018

The attached Brexit note was sent on 22 December 2017 by the Law Society, the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales, to UK ministers and officials, including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU).

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Deferred examination at the EPO – IP Federation comments

18 December 2017

At the 17th meeting of the SACEPO Working Party on Rules the European Patent Office (EPO) announced a modification to its examination procedure to permit deferred examination on applicant request. We have written about this to Ms Heli Pihlajamaa, Director of Patent Law at the EPO.

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IP Industrial Strategy – Call for Views

15 November 2017

As the government sets out its plans for “an ambitious new industrial strategy”, the UK IPO is seeking views to form part of their contribution to the next phase of the strategy. They are looking for views on a range of specific ways they can get innovators to work together

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