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Law Resources: Intellectual Property: Patents
Basic information and advice, directory of patent agent firms, notices and comments, briefing papers and links.
Sister site of ukpatents which will contain an up to date complete consolidated, linked, annotated and searchable version of the European Patent Convention.
Network of patent databases provided free by the European Patent Organisation. Finds European, US and Japanese patent applications using one search form. Images of patents available in pdf format.
Official information and communications plus invitation to tender and abstracts of decisions of the Boards of Appeal with decsions avaialble in pdf format.
Information, decisions and forms.
An up to date complete consolidated, linked, annotated and searchable version of the UK Patents Act and Rules.
The Directory: Courts and Tribunals
We handle cases relating to intellectual property disputes about: patents registered designs plant varieties If the amount sought (damages) is under £500,000 then the case can also be heard by the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. If the amount sought is over £500,000 then we will normally handle the case unless all the parties to the case have agreed that the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court may hear it or we have transferred the case at the request of one of the parties.
The Directory: Intellectual Property Organisations
Provides a uniform application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in almost 40 European countries.
Official government body responsible for Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom. This includes issues surrounding patents, designs, trade marks and copyrights.
The Directory: Law Directories
The Directory: Professional Associations
Professional and examining body for patent attorneys (also known as patent agents) in the UK.