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UPC Update

Bulgaria is now the 10th country to ratify the UPC Ratification from one more country, in addition to the UK and Germany, is now needed to bring the UPC into force Ireland has also taken steps read more…

UK Government confirms reduction in UK registered design fees

In January we published the UK Government’s proposal to reduce significantly the fees for UK registered design applications Designers had previously stated that registered design fees were read more…

Practical guidance following the ‘Trunki’ Supreme Court decision

As we previously reported, the high profile ‘Trunki’ Registered Design dispute finally came to an end as the UK Supreme Court upheld the UK Court of Appeal’s judgement that PMS read more…

The Brexit Symposium

On Thursday 12th May CIPA held ‘The Brexit Symposium’ at the Royal College of Physicians in London   Caroline Warren, Partner at Mathys & Squire, presented on the possible implications of read more…

UPC Update

There has been significant progress towards the implementation of the UPC, with Bulgaria, Lithuania and Italy recently taking steps towards ratification Nine countries have already ratified, read more…

The Impact of the Unified Patent System

The patenting system across the European Union is undergoing major change, and is currently the subject of the largest overhaul in 30 years  Within the next year (the exact date is shortly to be read more…

BREXIT: Possible Implications for UK IP Rights

Unless you have been hibernating in a cave over the winter months, you will be aware of the crucial EU referendum vote taking place in the UK on 23 June 2016, which will determine whether the UK read more…

Manchester Office Move

We are pleased to announce that Mathys & Squire have moved to larger offices in central Manchester Manchester continues to thrive as a dynamic business hub which has in turn provided the firm read more…

MACH 2016 in Retrospect

We were delighted to exhibit at the MACH exhibition last week at the NEC in Birmingham  Sean Leach, Andrew White, Catherine Booth, Annabel Williams, Matthew Maitland, Ruth Telfer, Michael read more…

IP Inclusive

IP Inclusive is an organisation committed to working for equality, diversity and inclusion in IP  We are proud to be members and signatories of the IP Inclusive Charter, and look forward to working read more…