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 Jun 2022

Register here: An introduction to The European Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court

Reddie & Grose is pleased to invite you to an online seminar which will guide you through the European Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court (UPC).  We will provide a detailed overview of the Unitary Patent system, including the UPC, and how the new system may affect your validation and litigation strategies. The Unitary Patent […]

21st Jun 2022

Register here: An introduction to The European Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court

Reddie & Grose is pleased to invite you to an online seminar which will guide you through the European Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court (UPC).  We will provide a detailed overview of the Unitary Patent system, including the UPC, and how the new system may affect your validation and litigation strategies. The Unitary Patent […]

17th May 2022

The Unitary Patent and UPC – What will it mean for the pharmaceutical sector?

The proposed European unitary patent system could come into force as early as this year, so it is important for patent owners to begin considering how they will make use of the new system, if at all. This article will explore some of the factors that organisations in the pharmaceutical sector should be considering in advance of the new system coming into effect.

11th Apr 2022

Use It Or (Maybe) Lose It: Opting Out Of The UPC

Being part of the UPC means that a common court is used for patent litigation in UPC member states, whereas opting out of the UPC means that the relevant national courts in those states are used for patent litigation instead. As discussed below, there are benefits to opting in or opting out of the UPC – but the actions of third parties could solidify the choice of whether rights are enforced and defended before the UPC or national courts.

28th Mar 2022

Will a Unitary Patent be cost effective for me/my organisation in Europe?

In the coming year, those applying for patents in Europe are expected to be presented with a new opportunity. Since its formation in 1977, the European Patent Office (EPO) has acted as a central examining and granting authority; it provides a single portal to apply for patent protection in 38 member countries, and, if a patent is granted, the opportunity to then validate this protection as a bundle of national patent rights in each member country where protection is desired. These validated patents must then be renewed, enforced, and revoked at a national level.

23rd Mar 2022

Unitary Supplementary Protection Certificates – a new IP right?

Previously we discussed the ongoing developments to bring the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent into effect. However, one piece of the puzzle that has not yet been solved is how Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs), which are national intellectual property rights that can extend patent protection for pharmaceutical and plant protection products for up to five years, will be provided for under the new Unified Patent system.

After years of effort to implement a satisfactory unitary patent system in Europe, it appears likely that unitary patents and a Unified Patent Court could become a reality in the near future.

We have prepared factsheets on key topics relating to the unitary patent regime.

Factsheets

Key Facts About the Unitary Patent – A short introduction to what a unitary patent is, its relationship to the existing European patent system, and how you will be able to apply for one.

The European Unitary Patent – The geographical coverage of the unitary patent system.

The Unified Patent Court  – An overview of the system in which European patents with unitary effect will be litigated, and how the language of the proceedings will be determined.

Translation Requirements for the Unitary Patent – An explanation of the requirements for translations to be provided to the patent office and in the case of disputes.

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