New Rules Require UK Address for Service in Trade Mark and Design Matters

January 30, 2023By Mark SmithBrexit, Registered Designs, Trade Marks

There are two main scenarios in which UK pending or registered design and trade mark rights held by non-UK applicants or proprietors might not have a UK address for service (“AFS”) or representative. They are: UK rights filed and secured through the Madrid Protocol (trade marks) or Hague Convention (registered designs); and Registered trade mark … Read More

How Do You Value Intellectual Property?

November 19, 2021By Mark SmithIP Valuation

There are three methods widely accepted as best practice for quantifying the value of intellectual property or intangible assets: cost approach – intellectual property is valued at the historic cost of development; market approach – intangible asset value is extrapolated from similar or equivalent sale transactions that are a matter of public record (much as … Read More

Beware of “Stern, Young & Partners”

September 7, 2021By Mark SmithTrade Marks

UK trade mark owners should be very wary of renewal “invitations” sent by a party trading as “Stern, Young & Partners”. Trade mark registrations become eligible for renewal six months before the deadline (which falls every 10 years on the anniversary of the application date). Typically, “Stern, Young & Partners” will remind owners of the … Read More

Harrison IP has a French Office

September 15, 2020By Mark SmithBrexit, Trade Marks No Comments

With a no deal Brexit at the end of the current transition period now a distinct possibility, the EUIPO has recently clarified what we already suspected: that holders of European Union Trade Mark Registrations (EUTMs) with UK representatives will require an EU-based representative. Harrison IP has planned ahead for this eventuality. We established a French … Read More

Brexit and your IP rights

September 5, 2020By Mark SmithBrexit

As with so much else at the moment, the UK’s timetable for withdrawal from the European Union following the current transition period has been thrown into uncertainty by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, our clients and international associates can rest assured that in all possible Brexit scenarios, Harrison IP will remain your reliable partner in all … Read More