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After Brexit: UK Patent Facts and Future
Aug26

After Brexit: UK Patent Facts and Future

All it took was one referendum, but now the relationship between intellectual property law in the United Kingdom and its European neighbors is in limbo. The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (IPO) has tried to calm things down by releasing an official statement on the implications of Brexit on the country’s IP regime. It’s also one of the first statements of its kind from a UK government body since the referendum. The...

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EUIPO Unveils New Tool for IP Analysis
Aug15

EUIPO Unveils New Tool for IP Analysis

Recently, the European Commission Trade Directorate and European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) unveiled an intellectual property enforcement tool that endeavors to collect all data relating to IP rights infringement experienced by EU companies into a single database geared at developing a prevention strategies. The Anti-Counterfeiting Rapid Intelligence System is one of several new EU initiatives aimed at countering IPR...

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Knowledge Development Box – to encourage more innovation
Nov06

Knowledge Development Box – to encourage more innovation

Since Minister Noonan announced in October 2014 that Ireland would introduce a “best-in-class” Knowledge Development Box (“KDB” ), there has been a lot of speculation about ‘how low would he go’. Budget 2016 announced that the rate of tax which will apply for income qualifying under the new KDB will be 6.25%. The relief is available to companies for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016. The objective of the KDB is...

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