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The Enlarged Board of Appeal have decided that post-published evidence can be used to prove a technical effect for the assessment of inventive step if the technical effect is “encompassed by the technical teaching” of the application at the original filing date.
In this article, trade mark attorney and associate Hannah Burrows provides practical tips for brand owners, based on issues that commonly crop up in the BBC’s ‘Dragons’ Den’.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 36 – the UP and UPC: considerations for European patent owners
In this episode, Appleyard Lees patent attorneys and partners Howard Read and Adam Tindall In this episode, partners and patent attorneys Adam Tindall and Howard Read discuss the decisions that European patent owners will need to make with regard to their existing patent portfolios and the UP/UPC.
Following 1 January 2024, the APHA will need an address for service in the UK, or the name and address of an agent in the UK, if they wish to continue to hold their Retained EU Plant Variety Right under UK legislation.
In this article, trade mark attorney and associate Hannah Burrows discusses the considerations brand owners will need to make when planning to launch new, sustainability-focused services.
Appleyard Lees’ ‘Inside Green Innovation: Progress Report 2022’ revealed a significant increase in patent filings related to biodegradable plastics in recent years.