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Business brief 2012: UK

01-06-2012

Alison Simpson and Jonathan Higgs

National patent applications are filed at the UK Intellectual Property Office by filing a specification with a description and claims.

Patents

How do you register or secure patent rights, and is national or international coverage most appropriate?

National patent applications are filed at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) by filing a specification with a description and claims. European patents can be validated in the UK from patent applications filed at the EPO. A national UK patent must be granted/validated in order to take action against infringement in the UK.


Business brief, IP rights

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