24 February



Clarifications on EPO examination of data management systems and information retrieval

The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently undertaken revisions to its Guidelines for Examination.  Included in the changes, due to come into force on 1 March 2021, is new section G-II, 3.6.4 that has been introduced to provide guidance on the examination of “database management systems and information retrieval”. When computer-implemented inventions are examined by... right arrow

19 February



EPO changes concerning inventor address information

The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently published upcoming changes to the rules regarding the providing of inventor address information to the EPO, and the publishing of inventor address information by the EPO. Changes to the designation of the inventor: European patent applications must designate the inventor(s). Presently, this ‘designation of the inventor’ must identify... right arrow

17 February



Description Amendments Required by the EPO

The EPO’s updated Guidelines for Examination for March 2021 introduces a significant change regarding amendments required to the description before a European Patent Application can be granted. The EPO has for many years required that inconsistencies between the description and the claims be avoided, because these can lead to a lack of clarity and can... right arrow

16 February



A Unified Approach to Unity

The EPO has recently published an advanced preview of the new Guidelines for the Examination which will come into force on 1 March 2021. This advanced preview gives Applicants and Representatives some time to review the guidelines and digest any changes in approach that the EPO may be taking. One of the changes in the... right arrow

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BWT Boult Bite TM Magazine Spring 2021

Welcome to the Spring edition of boult.bites. Inside this issue you will find our main article: Brexit four months on, which discusses getting to grips with the changes and challenges of the UK in its post-EU landscape. You will also find: Insight articles and team news, including our staying connected staff profile on Katharina Baker, a trade mark attorney in our London office.

boult.bites TM Brexit Edition 2021

In this Brexit special edition of boult.bites TM we discuss the impact of post Brexit within the IP world. We have included a check list with key steps you should consider for rights holders.
Brexit latest including a summary of the post Brexit changes on and our Brexit news articles covering recent major changes that affect pending actions at the EUIPO before 31 December 2020, use and reputation in the UK going forward and changes to geographical indications from 1 January 2021.

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Welcome to the Autumn edition of boult.bites TM. In this issue, we discuss the important changes to trade mark and design rights in the UK and the steps you can take. We highlight our readiness for the new Brexit world, having full-service offices in the UK, Germany, and Spain And, we throw the spotlight on Alexander Stolz, a German Solicitor in our Berlin office.

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