Since 1st January 2021, Registered and Unregistered Community designs no longer cover the UK. In this guide, we outline the new legal framework for designers in the UK and EU, and the key changes and challenges that designers and rights holders will face going forwards. Our firm is uniquely placed to help guide our clients through the new legal landscape.
A keen attention to detail is of vital importance in our profession. A recent EPO decision, T 0353/18, illustrates what can happen when a discrepancy arises between the clean and annotated versions of an amended claim set, and confirms that there is no legal primacy for one version over the other.
The theme of this year's Earth Day serves as a powerful reminder that although we have all faced difficulties this past year, the world has experienced some hugely positive moments of change. But is everything as it seems?
The medtech sector has remained at the forefront of innovation during the pandemic with a multitude of new technologies being developed to help tackle the coronavirus crisis, from modified ventilators to lateral flow test kits.