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In today’s knowledge economy, a large part of the value of your business is based on intangible assets and goodwill. Your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your portfolio. With 150 specialist lawyers in 33 countries, we understand your business needs and have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech and media companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies. This industry-specific approach can help you realise your commercial goals.

The right brands will win the hearts and minds of your customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your ideas or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, know-how and designs also play a vital role. We focus on key sectors relevant to you such as lifesciences, automotive, machinery, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services and TMC. This means you get in-depth industry knowledge as well as legal expertise for the protection of your IP. If you are involved in a dispute, we can guide you through the litigation process.

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26 May 20
European Com­mis­sion must ad­dress in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty and AI
The Com­mit­tee on Leg­al Af­fairs (JURI) of the European Par­lia­ment has pub­lished three draft re­ports re­lat­ing to ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI). This note is about the draft re­port on in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty...
31 Jan 20
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26 May 20
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The EPO has re­cently is­sued fur­ther in­form­a­tion re­gard­ing or­al pro­ceed­ings be­fore ex­am­in­a­tion and op­pos­i­tion di­vi­sions and be­fore the Boards of Ap­peal. This art­icle sum­mar­ises all of the EPO’s COV­ID-19...
August 2019
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The EPO has now is­sued a fur­ther guid­ance no­tice re­gard­ing its dead­lines in light of the on­go­ing coronavir­us situ­ation, which re­places the pre­vi­ous no­tice dated 16 April 2020 and which will be pub­lished...
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The EUIPO yes­ter­day ex­ten­ded time lim­its which are due to ex­pire between Fri­day, 1 May 2020 and Sunday, 17 May 2020 to Monday, 18 May 2020. This fol­lows the earli­er ex­ten­sion of time lim­its un­til 1 May...
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The Ger­man Fed­er­al Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court has an­nounced on its web­site that it will pub­lish its de­cision re­gard­ing the Ger­man Rat­i­fic­a­tion Act and the con­sti­tu­tion­al com­plaint against the Uni­fied Pat­ent...