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Accelerated Prosecution

Our pages  ‘UK Patents - The Basics’ and ‘European Patents - The Basics’ set out in detail the various procedural steps involved in obtaining UK and...

Disclosure of Search Results

From 1st July 2004 the UK Intellectual Property Office has been requesting the results of official searches produced by other patent offices to be...

Experimental Use Exemption in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries

Amendments to the UK Patents Act which came into force on 1 October 2014 have extended the scope of the so-called ‘Bolar’ exemption from patent...

Frequently asked questions

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

Licences of Right

This page explains the consequences of a UK patent before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and a German patent before the German Patent...

Marking of Patented Products in the UK

In the UK, marking a product with details of a granted patent that has been obtained for that product may deter potential infringers from copying the...

Patentability of Software and Business Method Inventions in Europe

This page describes the current approach of the European Patent Office (EPO) concerning the patentability of software and business method inventions...

Plant Variety Rights and Patents for Plant-Related Inventions

A plant variety right is an intellectual property right for the exclusive exploitation of a named plant variety.  As with other IP rights, plant...

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...

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...

Restrictions on the Filing of Patent Applications Abroad by United Kingdom Residents

This page provides information on the rules governing the filing of patent applications outside the UK by United Kingdom residents, and our approach...

Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)

A Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) has the effect of extending the term of a patent relating to protection of a particular medicinal or...

UK Patents - The Basics

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A patent is a legal right granted by the UK Intellectual Property Office for a new invention. It allows the owner of...

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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News & Insights

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

Contact Us

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.