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Compensation of Inventors According to the Principles of the German Compensation Guidelines

Type (lump sum or instalments) and amount of compensation are determined by an agreement between the employer and employee. The calculation of a...

Frequently asked questions

Understanding your company’s intellectual property (‘IP’) assets and, more importantly, how to protect them is an essential consideration for any...

Industrial Copyright

Some countries offer copyright protection to the design (i.e. the appearance) of industrial articles, such as household appliances, tools, electrical...

International Design Registration - The Hague Agreement

The Hague Agreement is a system which enables design owners who belong to certain countries to apply centrally for designs for a number of states...

IP Audits

It is an often underappreciated fact that virtually every business generates Intellectual Property (IP).  Recognising that and identifying the IP...

Joint Applicants or Co-owners of IP

Download Joint Applicants or Co-Owners of IP Form

Sometimes you may wish to apply for (or to own) an intellectual property right (e.g. patent,...

Protecting your IP – post Brexit and beyond the transition period

The United Kingdom formally left the EU on 31 January 2020. A transition period is now in place until 31 December 2020 (with the possibility that...

Registered Community Designs - The Basics

This information is available in Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

In the context of intellectual property, the "design" of a product is generally its...

Registration of UK Patents & Designs

It is possible to register UK national patents, European patents (UK) and UK registered designs in a number of other states and territories. This...

Trade Mark or Design?

The ability to obtain European Union (EU) wide protection for designs, the broad definition of a design in the EU legislation and the fact that...

Transfer of IP

If you have acquired or transferred intellectual property rights, e.g. patents, trade marks and/or designs, you should be aware that there are...

UK & EU Unregistered Designs - The Basics

In the context of intellectual property, the “design” of a product is generally its shape, or ornamentation applied to it, although the exact...

UK Registered Designs - The Basics

In the context of intellectual property, the "design" of a product is generally its shape or ornamentation applied to it, although the exact...

Our People

Our IP specialists work at all stage of the IP life cycle and provide strategic advice about patent, trade mark and registered designs, as well as any IP-related disputes and legal and commercial requirements.

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Read our blogs to keep up to date with developments in the IP world and what we are up to at Mewburn Ellis.

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We have an easily-accessible office in central London, as well as a number of regional offices throughout the UK and an office in Munich, Germany.  We’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch.