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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.

25th Apr 2014

China – a new specialised IP court?

China has something of a reputation for insufficient protection of intellectual property rights, but the Communist Party has recently indicated it would be strengthening IP protection. In line with this, it seems that China is moving towards setting up a specialised Chinese IP court. At present, most Chinese IP cases are heard in courts in […]

25th Apr 2014

Robotics: patent trends and future directions

It was recently announced that engineering company Dyson, famous for its cyclonic vacuum cleaners, is to invest £5m over five years in a laboratory dedicated to the study of robotics at Imperial College. With this in mind, what do the future prospects in the field of robotics and associated technology look like, and how does this […]

18th Apr 2014

Community Registered Designs – from suitcase to court case

On 28th February 2014, the Court of Appeal overturned an earlier High Court decision and ruled that suitcases sold by PMS International Ltd under the name Kiddee Case did not infringe a Community Registered Design (CRD) belonging to Magmatic Ltd. (Click here to view the decision.) The Magmatic CRD (No. 43427-0001) relates to a children’s […]

14th Apr 2014

ADR in patent agreements

Twenty five years ago, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) of patent disputes was not universally held in high esteem. One or two well known arbitrations around that time did not give the benefits hoped for; they were reputedly expensive, partly because of challenges in court to the arbitrators’ decisions, certainly not entirely confidential, and definitely not […]

11th Apr 2014

Japanese patent litigation: Samsung v Apple – the wrestlers in the ring

On 31 March 2014, the IP High Court in Tokyo heard an appeal from the parties, Apple and Samsung, in the matter of Japanese Patent JP4642898. A week earlier, 24 March 2014, marked the closing of the deadline for third parties to file Amicus Briefs for consideration by the court. This is reported to be […]

7th Apr 2014

Michael Roberts discusses life sciences in emerging markets

Reddie & Grose partner Michael Roberts appears in a recent edition of IPPro Life Sciences in a panel-discussion style article examining life sciences companies’ strategies and the challenges facing them when entering emerging markets. Click here to read the IPPro Life Sciences, March edition.

7th Apr 2014

Thank you for your (enhanced) cooperation?

A triumphant press release from the UK Intellectual Property office (UK IPO) heralds a “boost for businesses and inventors” as the UK signs a new working arrangement with the European Patent Office (EPO). A rosy picture is painted, with claims that “the UK is once again a nation of inventors”, but does this message stand […]

4th Apr 2014

Update on the proposed European unitary patent and the unified patent court

As regular readers of this blog will be aware, some 40 years after the signing of the European Patent Convention, the prospect of a single patent right that covers Europe (at least some parts of Europe if not all member states!) is getting ever closer. The Unitary Patent will be available as an alternative to […]

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