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Greenshoots is a collection of fresh intellectual property insight, analysis and commentary on the issues that matter most to those who invent, manage and protect intellectual property, written by the IP specialists of Appleyard Lees.
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In European patent oppositions, the term “straw person”, is used to describe a person, natural or legal, who files an opposition against a patent on behalf of a third party, with the third party, the real opponent, remaining anonymous throughout the proceedings.
Brexit has changed the way intellectual property rights are sought and protected, in many ways. Pre-Brexit, anyone seeking to protect plant varieties in the UK and/or EU member states made a single application to the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO); however, as of 1 January 2021, this is no longer possible.
This series of articles explores the effect of COVID-19-related disruption on start-ups’ management and monetisation
Intellectual property for start-ups in a post-COVID world is a series of articles exploring the
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees, Episode 15: Patent Box – tax relief for patent owners and licensees
Following the release of the 2021/22 UK Budget, corporation tax is set to rise to twenty-five percent in 2023.
As provided in the recent UK budget announcement, the UK corporation tax rate is set to rise from 19 to 25 percent from 1 April 2023. As a result, companies should now be thinking about whether they can make use of the tax relief provided by the Patent Box scheme.
It is possible to patent computer-implemented inventions at the European Patent Office (EPO). In particular, it is possible to patent computer-implemented inventions (CIIs) which function in the real-world.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees, Episode 14: patent disputes and the challenges presented by the latest EPO guidance change
Join us for the first episode in season two of The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard
Indian patent law requires all patentees to file an annual Statement of Working, by means of a Form 27. This Statement sets out the extent to which the patented invention has been worked (or not) on a commercial scale in India.