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IP Industrial Strategy Call for Views
15 Nov 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...
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Court of Justice case C-340/17P Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) v EUIPO
01 Nov 2017

We have received from the IPO notification of an appeal referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU): case C-340/17P, an appeal brought on 7 June 2017 by Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc. against the Judgement of the...
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Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
23 Oct 2017

We have recently become aware that there are negotiations taking place on the draft Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. The current draft from February 2017 can be found here. There is an on-going debate as to...
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Consultation of the HM Treasury Financing Growth in Innovative Firms
02 Oct 2017

HM Treasury launched a consultation in August, “Financing-growth-in-innovative-firms”, which ran until 22 September 2017. The IP Federation responded to the consultation before the due date. In summary, the IP Federation is in favour of...
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Consultation on the LSB's approach to reviewing the performance of the legal services regulators
13 Sep 2017

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation on the revised Regulatory Performance Assessment Framework. The closing date for receipt of views is 25 September 2017. We recommend that that the LSB should contact representative...
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Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
11 Sep 2017

The IP Federation has recently become aware that there is an on-going debate as to whether the proposed draft Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, if it proceeds, should include intellectual property within its scope (which...
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Trends and Events 2017
14 Aug 2017

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous year’s activities, Trends and Events 2017, has now been published. It provides an overview of those IP issues which engaged industry during that period and tries to look...
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IP Federation President's Reception 14 July 2017
03 Aug 2017

James Horgan was elected as the new President of the IP Federation at our AGM on 14 July 2017. The handover by James Hayles, Immediate Past President, was commemorated at the IP Federation President’s Reception held at Norton Rose Fulbright....
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The IP Federation elects new President, James Horgan
14 Jul 2017

The IP Federation is pleased to announce that James Horgan has been elected as the new President of the Federation, effective 14 July 2017. James is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney, and has a Masters in IP litigation....
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Opting out during the sunrise period at the Unified Patent Court
05 Jul 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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