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IP Federation supports use of credit cards for payment of fees at the IPO
31 Mar 2011

The President of the IP Federation has written to John Alty, Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office, making the following points: Until all fees are payable by credit card, our members need to operate deposit accounts at the IPO. ...
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Development of a PCT third party observations system
29 Mar 2011

The IP Federation has submitted a response to WIPO proposals as to the details of how the International Bureau intends to implement a Third Party Observation System system under the PCT. We welcome this development, but are concerned that the...
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Unintentional infringement of UK and Community designs
21 Mar 2011

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the IPO public Consultation about equalisation of remedies for unintentional design infringement launched on 1 December 2010.  The IP Federation supports Proposal 1 in the Consultation,...
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Review of Intellectual Property and Growth: Call for Evidence
04 Mar 2011

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the Review of Intellectual Property and Growth: Call for Evidence with a closing date of 4 March 2011. We believe that, contrary to the sceptical opinions held by some, the IP systems in the UK,...
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Consultation on the introduction of a Patent Box
21 Feb 2011

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the Con­sultation on the introduction of a Patent Box with a closing date of 22 February 2011. In summary:  The IP Federation has not reached a unanimous view on the desirability...
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Examination practice in the EPO
14 Feb 2011

The IP Federation has sent a paper to the President of the European Patent Office, saying the following An iterative examination process will often be the best way of ensuring that the examiner fully appreciates the invention and the applicant’s...
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IP Federation supports enhanced cooperation for the creation of unitary patent protection
01 Feb 2011

The IP Federation has issued a statement in support of the Commission’s proposal to invoke en­hanced cooperation in order to move forward with the creation of a unitary patent in Europe, as a further option for obtaining patent protection, though...
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Enhanced cooperation for the creation of unitary patent protection
27 Jan 2011

Plans to use the enhanced co-operation procedure to create a unitary patent system in the EU, as requested by 12 Member States last year, were approved by the Legal Affairs Committee today. The committee gave its consent to the use of enhanced cooperation...
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Trends and Events
14 Dec 2010

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities, Trends and Events 2010, 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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Panel of experts advising independent review into IP and growth announced
08 Dec 2010

The Intellectual Property Office in the UK has announced in a press release the panel of experts advising the independent review into the intellectual property system. The review was launched by Prime Minister David Cameron during a speech to an...
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