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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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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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