Yvonne Onomor is the fifth member of staff to join the company’s growing London office which celebrates two years of business in the city this Spring. With more than fifteen years legal experience she most recently worked at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP in London and specialises in brand awareness and protection in the commercial sector , with client expertise spanning telecommunications, broadcast and luxury goods. Having worked and lived in both London and Paris she has also been employed by Baker & McKenzie LLP and Cabinet Plasseraud, beginning her career in IP as a trainee at Cabinet Hirsch & Associes, before working as a Paralegal at Clifford Chance.
Yvonne is highly skilled in providing advice and commercially-focused IP solutions and strategies across all areas of protection and enforcement. Her role at Wynne-Jones will see her support the firm’s leading Trade Mark Attorney, Victor Caddy, and focus on strengthening the output of the trade mark team through the introduction of new working practices that deliver optimal client satisfaction.
Xuesong Yang joins Wynne-Jones’ Cardiff office which now boasts more than a dozen staff and is overseen by long-serving European Patent Attorney and Partner, Elliott Davies. Xuesong began her career in China as a technician and mechanical test engineer and qualified more than eight years ago. Her technical expertise spans civil and environmental, chemical and material engineering across local, multinational and oversees businesses. Fluent in Chinese, English and Japanese she has lived in the UK for the past four years. At Wynne-Jones IP, Xuesong will strengthen the firm’s ability to directly advise and prosecute IP rights in these important commercial territories.
Although based in London and Cardiff respectively both will work across the full client portfolio and travel between their office base as well as the firm’s Cheltenham HQ and client offices.
Victor Caddy, Director of Trade Marks said, “We are delighted that both our London and Cardiff offices have continued to grow exponentially over the past year and having experienced, skilled people who can deliver the needs of our clients is imperative. In Yvonne and Xuesong we have two specialists in their fields, with unrivalled skills who will add value to our existing highly-valued staff and growing client base. We welcome them both to the Wynne-Jones family.”
Coronavirus - UK IPO, EPO and EU IPO extensions and support
A simple overview of the current status from IPOs. Last updated 18th May 2020.
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UPDATE - UK IPO support for those affected by Coronavirus
Exceptional extensions of time limits at the EUIPO to end on 18 May 2020.
The Executive Director of the EUIPO has announced that the all time limits on trade mark and design matters at the EUIPO expiring between 9 March 2020 and 17 May 2020 will expire on 18 May 2020. The EUIPO is not extending these time limits further.
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BREAKING NEWS - German Federal Constitutional Court decides on UPC complaint
The German Federal Constitutional Court has now issued its long-awaited decision (source) in case 2 BvR 739/17 which was a complaint against the German Ratification Law under which Germany was to ratify the UPC.
EPO announces extensions to deadlines due to COVID-19
On Sunday 15 March 2020 the EPO published a notice advising it is invoking the provisions of Rule 134(2) EPC, and has extended all periods expiring on or after publication of the notice to 17 April 2020. This may be extended by the EPO upon publication of a further notice.
EUIPO extends all deadlines for Community Design and European Union Trade Marks
Last updated: 30 April 2020
The Executive Director of the EUIPO has today (29 April 2020) issued a decision regarding extensions for all time limits on trade mark and design matters at the EUIPO. In accordance with these decisions, all time limits expiring between 9 March 2020 and 17 May 2020 inclusive are extended until 18 May 2020.
UK IPO announces support for those affected by coronavirus
In brief, the UK IPO has indicated that it will use its discretionary powers (on a case-by-case basis) to extend time limits where possible under national and international law.