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UNITARY PATENT

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two...

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UK Government moves closer to Unified Patent Court ratification

On 14 December 2016, the UK government took another step towards ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement, by quietly signing the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the UPC.  This was signed by thirteen other EU states in June and July, but the UK held off after the Brexit referendum.

This move is being seen as a tangible indication that the UK government is not merely posturing in its announcement of intent to ratify the UPC Agreement while still a member of the EU and has led to speculation that the UK will ratify in March/April 2017 (perhaps in the wake of triggering Article 50 TFEU). 

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Maucher Jenkins has retained its ranking among leading firms for Trade Mark Prosecution in the 2017 MIP IP Stars Awards.

Following the merger of the UK and German firms last autumn, Maucher Jenkins continues to extend its pan-European reach, with further expansion planned via satellite offices.


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Unitary Patent

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two Regulations and an international Agreement, laying grounds for the creation of unitary patent protection...

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March 2017

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice and Procedure 2nd Edn. Launch Reception...

Make Your Mark Autumn 2016

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  • Brexit – the implications for the UK and for Maucher Jenkins
  • Nikki keeps her Kule
  • McMuffin with your Maccoffee, sir?
  • Glaxo gets puffed out...
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