At the UK IPO, examination of your patent application can result in a hearing. At the end of a Trade Mark Opposition, or in a dispute e.g. over patent inventorship and /or entitlement contested proceedings may similarly be heard in front of the Hearing Officer.
For all of these types of proceedings it is vital to present and argue the best case, carefully and clearly and closely aligned with the most recent law and procedures. We can take these cases, presenting ourselves and, importantly, knowing when at other times to work directly with specialist counsel. We also provide pre-hearing advice on strategy, prospects and costs so we can plan for all eventualities.
Read the latest insights from the Schlich team reporting recent cases and updates from the UK IPO.
The information in this article is believed to be correct at the time of writing (1 May 2020). Please visit the EPO, UKIPO and EUIPO websites that are being continually updated for the most up-to-date information: EPO: https://www.epo.org/news-issues/covid-19.html UKIPO: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-important-update-on-ipo-services EUIPO: https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en EPO On 1 May 2020, the EPO published an updated Notice concerning disruptions […]
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