January 7, 2021
The impact of Brexit - some practical considerations for IP owners

The United Kingdom (UK) has now left the European Union (EU) and the transition period ended on 31st December 2020. Following our 1 month to go Brexit news articles (1 and 2), we discuss what practical actions are needed by IP owners of cloned UK rights derived from EU trade […]

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January 6, 2021
Scam invoices - be wary!

WIPO, EPO and EUIPO frequently update their websites warning applicants about unsolicited misleading invoices which request payment for 'registration' or inclusion in an unofficial publication/business directory for their recently published patent, trade mark or design application.. These misleading invoices are typically triggered when a patent, trade mark or design application […]

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December 7, 2020
Important change in practice update - address for service (AFS) for IP rights in the UK

Following on from our recent Brexit update, from 1 January 2021, the UKIPO has announced that an address for service in the UK (or Gibraltar or the Channel Islands) will need to be provided when Filing new applications - filing new applications for UK patents, trade marks and designs at […]

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November 30, 2020
1 month to go - Brexit and your IP Portfolio!

With 1 month to go, do you know how #Brexit will impact your IP rights? Watch our short explanatory video dealing with EU #designs and #trademarks and a useful summary of practical next steps.  Please contact your usual Hanna Moore + Curley attorney with any specific questions or concerns about […]

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October 14, 2020
Life Sciences Newsletter

Check out our new Life Sciences Newsletter covering the many recent legal updates from the past few months with contributions from our Life Sciences team of Anna Hally, Catherine Hanratty, Marie Walsh and Saibh Morrissey. Topics in this issues include: Unitary Patent Court update – UK confirms withdrawal – where […]

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August 13, 2020
Practice changes to the Notice of Grant procedure at the EPO

HMC-IP attorney, Catherine Hanratty, summarizes the recent changes to the Rule 71(3) “Notice of Intention to Grant” procedure at the EPO.

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July 15, 2020
Recent Law Update: Supplementary Patent Protection (SPC) in Europe

The News On July 9th 2020, in Santen, C-673/18, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that a Marketing Authorisation (MA) for a new therapeutic application of a medicine that was previously authorised for another application, can NOT be used as the basis for a supplementary protection […]

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July 1, 2020
HMC-IP Joins The FT Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms Listing 2020

Hanna Moore + Curley is delighted to join the Financial Times Europe's leading patent law firms listing for 2020. We are very pleased to be part of a prestigious grouping of 160 European IP firms. This listing is based on recommendations by clients and peers, as compiled by the FTs research partner […]

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June 24, 2020
Patent Box Provisions in France - The Essentials!

HMC-IP attorney Laurence Bibow, who is a French national and an experienced European and Irish Patent Attorney presently based in France, provides a brief summary of the French Patent Box provisions and how they might be applicable to your company. Background The concept of a patent box has been progressively available […]

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