Services

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.

Sectors

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.

21st Nov 2014

PCT Direct: searching for Déjà Vu

This month the European Patent Office (EPO) initiated its new PCT Direct service, which is aimed at improving the efficiency of the search process for International (PCT) applications that claim priority to an application that has previously been searched by the EPO by building on the search results and opinion issued by the EPO on […]

17th Nov 2014

Unified Patent Court: an update

The signatory States to the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) recently met in Brussels to report on the ongoing national ratification processes. With France, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden having deposited their instruments of ratification earlier this year, several member States have expressed their hope to be able to ratify the Agreement in the […]

13th Nov 2014

Patent Box? Just call nein nein nein

It couldn’t last. As we reported in December 2013 and June 2014, the patentee-friendly UK Patent Box tax regime had attracted some criticism from our European neighbours. The UK government had insisted that the scheme was legal and was here-to-stay, but now it appears that it will only stay in a modified form. Despite the […]

12th Nov 2014

Reddie & Grose provides ‘prompt, thorough and practical legal insight’

We are pleased to announce that Reddie & Grose’s patent and trade mark practices have been recommended in Managing Intellectual Property’s Stars. Founded in 1990, Managing IP is the leading source of news and analysis on all intellectual property developments worldwide. Features include: news on major cases, deals and legislation; analysis of strategies and trends; […]

7th Nov 2014

‘Our reasons…are as innumerable as the stars’

Two recent decisions on comparison of very simple marks to assess the likelihood of confusion had very different outcomes and lead to a disappointing conclusion. The two decisions have a good deal in common – both arose from opposition proceedings in the Community office (OHIM), both, unusually, concerned marks registered and applied for in respect […]

3rd Nov 2014

EPO issues updated guidelines for examination

Last month, the European Patent Office (EPO) issued a fresh, 2014 edition of its Guidelines for Examination (the ‘Guidelines’). Though not themselves legally binding, the Guidelines are the official authority on the proper application of all aspects of the law set out in the European Patent Convention (EPC) and its Implementing Regulations. As well as […]

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