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Due to the impact of COVID-19, several Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) have announced adapted guidelines and information on the current status of proceedings and deadlines.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l June 2020

Hot water instead of toxic substances. Bags that can’t be stolen. Phosphorus that can be “recycled”. “Waste pieces” with a cult character. Beer with “rhythm & beat”. Austrian Patent Office President Mariana Karepova was delighted to announce the truly innovative ideas and solutions nominated for the Austrian “Staatspreis Patent”, a state prize awarded for trendsetting […]

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Covid-19 restrictions on the leisure, food & drink sector were relaxed in England on the 4 July, with other nations in the UK on differing timetables, and businesses are turning to app-based solutions to aida transition back to some form of normality. This briefing covers considerations for procuring and deploying mobile apps to manage Covid-19 restrictions.

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As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

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Fladgate to kick off redundancy consultation

Fladgate is looking to make redundancies as it weathers the economic disruption of the Covid-19 crisis on its business. The firm is starting a redundancy consultation process for members of its staff. It is not clear how many roles will be impacted by the process. In addition, it is understood that the firm has carried […]

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Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired a team of nine from Cooley’s London office, in a move intended to boost its IP capabilities. The US firm has taken on a group led by IP partner Nick Bolter, who has been with Cooley since its London launch. He joins alongside four associates, a paralegal, and three […]

My Pride Story: a client secondment helped me come out

With Pride celebrations cancelled this year due to COVID-19 I found myself asking – what does Pride mean to me and, what is my Pride story? When I first started in the legal industry it wasn’t as much a question of being “out in the office” that I struggled with as much as struggling being […]

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