Lexis Nexis and Kilburn & Strode produce a trade marks practice note


Working with Lexis Nexis, we have produced this note on managing a trade mark portfolio. Carrollanne Lindley and Lorraine Lowell Neale are the contributing authors.

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An innovative charity to support - World IP Day


Happy World IP Day! The theme for 2017 is ‘Innovation - improving lives’. This year we decided to hold our yearly firm charity vote to choose an organisation related to this theme.

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New Partner in our Life Sciences and Chemistry team


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The Unified Patent Court - to be or not to be


The UPC was thrown into considerable doubt by the referendum of the British people to leave the EU. The outlook seemed sunnier when the UK government announced its intention to ratify the UPC Agreement. However, the clouds are gathering again now that a general election has been called in the UK for 8 June 2017. Our Partner, Peter Hale has offered his insight on where we are now, what could possibly go wrong and what you should be doing now.

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Will the UK election delay UPC launch?


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Enough to be the Local Hero?


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New search procedure at EPO for applications which lack unity


The EPO has recently changed its practice relating to patent applications containing more than one inventive concept. At first glance, the new procedure appears to be a relatively minor change, but it may prove very helpful to applicants to have the additional information available when making crucial decisions about which inventions to pursue.

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A Chinese insight on IP changes in China


On Wednesday 22 March, Chinese IP professionals Mr Hui Li and Mr Weining Wang visited our offices to give talks on various intellectual property updates in China. The talks were well attended and gave numerous insights into the upcoming changes in Chinese Patent Law and the Chinese patent industry.

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Brexit: Article 50 has been triggered – what next?


Today, Theresa May formally notified the European Union of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU. Here, we discuss what this means for your intellectual property rights.

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Our visit from the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore


Earlier in the month we were delighted to welcome a group of eight delegates from the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) to Kilburn & Strode. This was a great opportunity to develop a closer relationship with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

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