We will regularly keep these pages updated with all the latest news from across the firm, updated briefings and press releases on topical issues in the Intellectual Property world.

A comprehensive collection of our news releases is set out below, but you can use the tabs to access the specific types of articles.

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Dr Jack Gunning

New streamlined EPO opposition proceedings

The European patent office (EPO) recently announced that it is streamlining the opposition procedure, starting 1 July 2016.


Within …

Dan Rusby-Gale

Preparing for the new Patent Box scheme

A new Patent Box scheme is due to commence on 1 July 2016 and, for some businesses, the new scheme …

Lloyd Hoarton

Jon Gowshall recognised in 2016 IAM Patent 1000

Forresters’ Life Sciences & Chemistry Partner, Jon Gowshall has been named in the IAM top 1000 patent practitioners in the …

Steven Wake

New and Improved Trade Mark System for the European Union

We are pleased to announce that on 15 December 2015 the EU Parliament adopted the Trade Mark Reform Package. The …

Janette Hamer

10 Facts about the EU Trade Mark Reform

10 things you should know about the recent EU Trade Mark Reform.

1.   New terminology

The term European Community has …

Leona Ogier

The EU Trade Marks Change

Article 28 Declarations

The new EU Trade Mark Regulation came into force on 23 March 2016, bringing with it numerous …

Lloyd Hoarton

EPO fee increases – 1 April 2016

The EPO announced increases to some official fees with effect from 1 April 2016 – see EPO Fee Increase Announcement

Lloyd Hoarton

CIPA Patent Administrator Exam Success

We are delighted to announce that Sally Davies, Irene Rankin and Rachael Read from our Liverpool Office; Denise Betteridge and …

Jon Gowshall

EPO applies the brakes to accelerated prosecution

In 2015 we looked at ways of speeding your patent application at the European Patent Office (EPO), here. We …