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Irish Intellectual Property Office Notice Extending Official Deadlines

Irish Intellectual Property Office Notice Extending Official Deadlines

13 03 2020

The Irish Intellectual Property Office have issued a notice confirming that in response to Covid-19 concerns the Irish Office is closed to the public from 13 March 2020 to 29 March 2020. Any official deadline falling due in this period is extended to the 1 April 2020. #flattenthecurve #ip #protectingprogress #hmc-ip

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Hanna Moore + Curley attain ISO 27001:2013 certification in 2020

Hanna Moore + Curley attain ISO 27001:2013 certification in 2020

04 03 2020

Hanna Moore + Curley is very proud to have, once again, achieved certification to ISO 27001:2013 in 2020. ISO 27001 provides a framework for implementing an Information Security Management System that encompasses the policies, procedures and standards that safeguard our clients’ data.  ISO 27001:2013 is the best-known standard in the family providing requirements...

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Part II - EPO CHANGES TO OFFICIAL FEES FOR 2020

Part II - EPO CHANGES TO OFFICIAL FEES FOR 2020

24 02 2020

The European Patent Office has published details of the revised Official fees that will enter into force on April 1 2020  (January 2020 issue of Official Journal of the EPO).   As Catherine Hanratty and Marie Walsh reported previously, a general fee increase of 4%, as an inflation indexed adjustment, has been applied...

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Utilising #IPStrategy for your Business

Utilising #IPStrategy for your Business

19 02 2020

#IPstrategy is at the core of our business as patent, design and trade mark attorneys. #IPstrategy should be at the core of your business too! Check out Hanna Moore + Curley patent attorney Dr Nikos Minas video insights on IP strategy given as part of the EPO High-growth technology business conference...

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PART I - EPO CHANGES TO OFFICIAL FEES FOR 2020

PART I - EPO CHANGES TO OFFICIAL FEES FOR 2020

11 02 2020

The European Patent Office has published details of the revised Official fees that will enter into force on April 1 2020. Catherine Hanratty & Marie Walsh have reviewed the fee increases and inform us that a general fee increase of 4%, as an inflation indexed adjustment, has been applied by the EPO in...

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Is your IP strategy Brexit ready?

Is your IP strategy Brexit ready?

29 01 2020

The UK will leave the EU on the 31 January 2020 at midnight (Brussels time). It is important for all IP rights holders to understand what Brexit means for their business and IP strategy. Read our briefing note by Anna Hally & Marie Walsh on what steps need to be taken by...

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Priority Entitlement in Europe - EPO Board of Appeal decides to revoke CRISPR patent

Priority Entitlement in Europe - EPO Board of Appeal decides to revoke CRISPR patent

21 01 2020

As reported in the recent edition of the HMC Life Sciences Newsletter by life sciences attorney Anna Hally, the EPO Board of Appeal hearing for European Patent No. 2,771,468, the CRISPR priority rights case, was held last week. The hearing took place over 4 days, involved 9 opponents and very important CRISPR...

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