Graphene: a whole new '2D world'

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
25 Oct 2018

Graphene has been heralded as a game changer in the research and development of new materials since it was discovered and isolated by researchers at The.

JIPA 2018 European Seminar

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
08 Oct 2018

The Japanese Intellectual Property Association (JIPA)  has been promoting fair and effective protection of Intellectual Property Rights for over 70 years..

The pioneering work of Professor Sir Greg Winter

Seán Walton

Seán Walton
03 Oct 2018

Professor Sir Greg Winter’s pioneering work using phage display for the directed evolution of antibodies has been recognised with a Nobel Prize. Professor.

Life as a trainee patent attorney

Sean Constable

Sean Constable
02 Oct 2018

Sean Constable, trainee patent attorney in our life sciences patent team, joined Mewburn Ellis as part of our Graduate Training Programme in.

Our growth story

Shaun Harvey

Shaun Harvey
01 Oct 2018

The last 12 months have seen a period of remarkable growth and development for the firm. In November 2017 we opened our first office in mainland.

Navigating the Brexit landscape: trade marks

Dydra Donath

Dydra Donath
27 Sep 2018

Continue what you’re already doing is the simple message here i.e. keep filing European Union Trade Marks (EUTMs). It may make sense to consider filing.

Navigating the Brexit landscape: patents

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
27 Sep 2018

The existing European patent system will be unaffected by the UK leaving the EU, so no action by patent holders is needed.

Navigating the Brexit landscape: designs

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
27 Sep 2018

Our consistent advice, which we still consider to be the best course of action, is that in order to protect design in the EU, it remains appropriate to.

No-Deal Brexit papers published

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
25 Sep 2018

As part of an ongoing effort to provide information on what will happen if no deal is agreed between the United Kingdom and the remaining EU countries.

Roger Federer in trade mark dispute with Nike

Jacqueline Pang

Jacqueline Pang
20 Jul 2018

Roger Federer recently left Nike and signed a deal with Uniqlo reportedly worth $30million per year. The “RF” logo which is so synonymous with Federer has.

Our new brand: the forward-looking IP firm

Maria Hall

Maria Hall
09 Jul 2018

Mewburn Ellis is a name synonymous with quality in the IP space. We are also seen as a firm that hasn’t shouted about our successes, but focussed on.

GDPR: Communicating your updated or new policies to your data subjects

Sean Jauss

Sean Jauss
30 Apr 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) replaces the existing data protection regimes in place throughout the European Union (EU),.

Changes to inter partes review system for challenging granted patents

Simon Kremer

Simon Kremer
30 Apr 2018

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two important decisions relating to inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal.  In.

ECJ provides clarity on the application of Article 8(1) of the Community Design Regulation

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson
26 Apr 2018

Europe’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), recently handed down a decision in case C-395/16 on the application of Article 8(1) of the .

Celebrating women working in IP in the North West

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith
20 Apr 2018

On Thursday 19 April, we were proud hosts of an American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Women in IP Law Global Networking Event, in.

GDPR: Getting staff up to speed with your new GDPR policies

Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher

Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher
31 Mar 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) replaces the existing data protection regimes in place throughout the European Union (EU),.

GDPR: updating and drafting new GDPR-compliant data protection policies

Sean Jauss

Sean Jauss
28 Feb 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) replaces the existing data protection regimes in place throughout the European Union (EU),.

GDPR: carrying out your first data audit

Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher

Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher
31 Jan 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) replaces the existing data protection regimes in place throughout the European Union, including.