From Examiner to Patent Attorney
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From Examiner to Patent Attorney

As a Patent Attorney it’s useful to be able to think like an examiner and doing so is easier if you’ve been one. I started my career at the UKIPO in Newport as a Patent Examiner, a role that required looking at both the technical and legal aspects of a patent application and comparing the invention against those found in patent databases to decide whether to grant a patent. After two years I decide to cross to the “other side of the fence” in search of a new adventure. Jumping to the “other side” dispelled many myths revolving around the profession and helped me to understand that Attorneys and Examiners work toward the same goal: Getting good quality patents granted.

Ten big brands -  Welsh Cosmetics and Beauty sector
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Ten big brands – Welsh Cosmetics and Beauty sector

Establishing a strong brand is pivotal to business success and protecting that brand is equally important. A brand’s intellectual property rights may include copyrights, trademarks, patents, and more.

Wales is a hotbed of great brands. In our regular series – ‘Ten big brands’ – next we take look at some of the best brands in the Welsh Cosmetics and Beauty sector.

Take a look through this selection, and feel free to get in touch with any big brands you think are missing.

Plant Patents at the EPO - are the Boards of Appeal a "bureaucratic obstacle"?
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Plant Patents at the EPO - are the Boards of Appeal a "bureaucratic obstacle"?

Following on from our previous news articles and the EPO President's referral of the matter to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA; case G 3/19), there has been recent  activity at the European Parliament with one MEP describing the whole issue as a "bureaucratic obstacle".

Ten big brands – Welsh food sector
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Ten big brands – Welsh food sector

Establishing a strong brand is pivotal to business success and protecting that brand is equally important. A brand’s intellectual property rights may include copyrights, trademarks, patents, and more.

Wales is a hotbed of great brands. In a regular series of blogs, we take look at some of the best brands in the Welsh food sector.

Take a look through this selection, and feel free to get in touch with any big brands you think are missing.

Ten big brands – Welsh Drinks Sector
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Ten big brands – Welsh drinks sector

Establishing a strong brand is pivotal to business success and protecting that brand is equally important. A brand’s intellectual property rights may include copyrights, trademarks, patents, and more.

Wales is a hotbed of great brands. In the first of a regular series, we look at some of the best brands in the Welsh drinks sector.

Informals Football: A true underdog story
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Informals Football: A true underdog story

Last Friday 26th July 2019 our merry band of footballing misfits gathered at the Powerleague football pitches in Shoreditch, London to take part in the CIPA Informal’s 5-Aside Football Tournament. 

With everything to play for and nothing to lose, this is how it went...

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