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Our services are centred around intellectual property that can be registered. We protect innovation, design, and branding across all sectors of industry, and at all stages in the supply chain.

For each IP right we offer services covering strategic advice, pre-registration searches, registrations and renewals, oppositions and dispute resolution. We handle work throughout the world, working with local colleagues in over 100 countries.

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Our attorneys specialise in one or more sectors of industry, which enables them to provide quality advice with a commercial focus.

Our patent specialists have detailed understanding of the background technology, which ensures that your patent applications are prepared with the correct scope, reducing the likelihood of challenges from third parties and objections from the patent office.

They also advise whether other forms of protection would be more appropriate. Our brand specialists work with brand managers for leading brands and their advice is commercially focussed making sure that you get the best value from your budget.

27th Sep 2013

The end of the road for superfast UK patents

On 21 June 2013, we reported a consultation issued by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) as to the possibility of a new, ‘superfast’ patent granting procedure. In short, for those with the inclination (and the capital) the proposal offered a new, accelerated route to a granted patent that would offer a turnaround time of […]

20th Sep 2013

Law commission consultation: groundless threats

Intellectual property rights exist to encourage and reward innovation. However, they can be misused to stifle new ideas and inventions. Infringement litigation can be disruptive and expensive, and the mere threat of such litigation may cause significant commercial damage to legitimate traders. To deter rights-owners from simply making threats casually or recklessly, the law provides […]

16th Sep 2013

US patent law change: the Leahy-Smith AIA update

Now that the AIA is in force, and it is clearer how the new law will be interpreted, Reddie & Grose attorney Paul Loustalan provides a brief update to our previous articles. The biggest change brought in by the AIA was the shift from the “first to invent” system to a “first to file” system. […]

13th Sep 2013

UK IPO updates guidelines for medical inventions

Earlier this year the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) updated their “Examination Guidelines for Patent Applications relating to Medical Inventions in the Intellectual Property Office” (“the Medical Invention Guidelines”). The document supplements the UK IPO “Manual of Patent Practice“, setting out practice in the field of Medical Inventions, including what constitutes excluded methods of […]

6th Sep 2013

When ‘use’ of a trade mark is not ‘genuine use’

Case review: Specsavers vs Asda Preliminary Ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union. This entry follows the recent preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union on the “SPECSAVERS” case. We highlight the key issues from the decision and provide a brief summary of the case history. Key Issues […]

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