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    08.02.2023
    United Kingdom

    UK In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice (UKIPO) Change of prac­tice - Com­pli­ance peri­ods on di­vi­sion­al ap­plic­a­tions

    From 1st May 2023, the UKIPO will accord the un-extended compliance period of the original parent application to all divisional applications. The compliance period as extended by the Comptroller following a request under r.108(2)/(3) Patents Rules 2007 will not be inherited by any subsequent divisional applications derived from that application.The compliance period is the period for putting an application in order. By the end of the compliance period, the UKIPO may grant or refuse the application. This compliance period can be extended as of right r.108(2) and/or under the discretion of the Comptroller...
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    08.02.2023
    Asia-Pacific

    APAC IP Up­date – Winter 2022/2023

    ChinaCNIPA released the announcement of Interim Measures for Handling Relevant Examination Operations for the Implementation of the Amended Patent LawIn order to ensure the implementation of the newly amended Patent Law and respond to the urgent examination needs of innovators for review of partial designs and domestic priority of designs, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued the announcement of Interim Measures for Handling Relevant Examination Operations for the Implementation of the Amended Patent Law on 4 January 2023. The Interim Measures took effect on 11...
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    03.02.2023
    International

    On your radar | Is­sue 20 | Key em­ploy­ment is­sues to be aware of in­ter­na­tion­ally

    Welcome to the first edition of On your radar for 2023, which highlights expected employment law developments over the year ahead.Changes range from big picture concepts around future ways of working, to the finer details of leave entitlements and statutory protections. Both Belgium and Portugal discuss moves towards a 4-day working week, showing a consistent trend, while demonstrating different domestic approaches to achieving that – interesting to see whether other countries will follow either.Another theme we continue to see coming through is ESG, and there are interesting...
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    01.02.2023
    Czech Republic

    Czech Re­pub­lic ini­ti­ates pub­lic con­sulta­tion on NIS2 im­ple­ment­a­tion

    The Czech National Cyber and Information Security Agency recently published a Bill for a new Cybersecurity Act, which includes the reasoning and implementing regulation for a new regulatory framework, and opened public consultation on the draft legislation. Stakeholders and the general public have until 26 February 2023 to review the Bill and implementing regulation and provide suggestions and comments on the newly proposed regulatory framework.This cybersecurity Bill was drafted in response to the 14 December 2022 adoption of Directive (EU) 2022/2555 of the European Parliament and of the Council...
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    27.01.2023
    United Kingdom

    A slip­pery is­sue - li­ab­il­ity for ac­ci­dents caus­ing in­jury on­board air­craft

    The High Court has considered once more the thorny issue of what constitutes an “accident” for the purposes of the Montreal Convention and has provided at least some clarification. The case Mr Arthern was a passenger on Ryanair’s flight from Manchester to Hamburg. It was winter; the ground outside the aircraft was wet, and the aeroplane had to be de-iced. A short time into the flight, Mr Arthern headed to the toilet and slipped near the toilet door, sustaining injury. His unchallenged evidence was that he had slipped on a large amount of fluid on the floor, which may have been...
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    26.01.2023
    United Kingdom

    Ad­dress the risk: Ap­point a UK ad­dress for ser­vice

    Owners of all UK trade marks and designs and UK designations of International Registrations should appoint a UK address for service[1] following a change in the UK IPO’s practice, which came into effect on 25 January 2023. Under the new practice, if a UK right is challenged, the owner or the WIPO representative (for an International Registration) will be set a short window of one month for appointing an address for service in the UK. Crucially, correspondence setting the deadline will be sent by post, so there is a considerable risk that a communication will be delayed or lost when sent...
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