Murgitroyd Blog

Our regular feature blog dedicated to the latest developments in the world of Intellectual Property.

Your European Patent is Being Opposed – How to Prepare for an Opposition

The grant of a European patent by the European Patent Office (EPO) is a major step in the protection of an invention. However, it is not the final step! A granted European patent may be opposed if a third party launches opposition proceedings within a nine month period starting from the grant date of the […]

Opposing a European Patent? Read our handy checklist

Looking to oppose a European patent? Here is a handy checklist of points to consider. The ongoing monitoring of the activities of competitors at the European Patent Office is very important to be able to take early action. A well planned patent monitoring programme is a cost-effective way of enabling you to review the prosecution […]

Trade mark, trademark or trade-mark?

Trade Mark, trademark or trade-mark – what is the correct way to spell it? . Have you ever noticed the difference and questioned your own spelling? Is it one word? Two words? Or something else? As far as we can see, the spelling of trade mark is completely down to which country you are from. […]