IP Developments Archive


Please note that the developments listed on this page may not be the most up-to-date. For a list of developments in Intellectual Property within the last 12 months, please go to the following page :-

IP Developments within the last 12 months

Intellectual Property

Archived IP Developments

Thu, 24/12/2020 - 00:57

A Bill has been published in Gibraltar, which, if passed, will give automatic recognition to comparable trade marks created by the UK IPO from 1 January 2021. This will apply to comparable trade marks created from registrations at the EUIPO, and also International Registrations designating the EUIPO. It will not be necessary to re-register trade marks which are cloned onto the UK Register in Gibraltar. For more information please contact the author, Martin Chinnery, at martin@lysaght....

Thu, 24/12/2020 - 00:52

On 1 October 2020, the UK Government ratified the Madrid Protocol on behalf of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Guernsey may be designated in applications for International Registrations and in subsequent designations bearing a date of 1 January 2021 or later. From 1 January 2021, it will also be possible for applications for International Registrations to be filed, using the Guernsey IPO as the office of origin. For more information please contact the author, Martin Chinnery, at martin@...

Tue, 22/12/2020 - 16:20

It has just been announced that, with effect from 1st January 2021, the UK’s membership of the PCT will be extended to include the Bailiwick of Guernsey.   In consequence, any new PCT applications that are filed on or after 1st January 2021 and which designate the UK will automatically also cover the Bailiwick of Guernsey.   This means that, if/when a patent is subsequently granted in the UK deriving from such a PCT application, protection will automatically be afforded in...