09.09.2021The UK and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
The UK is looking to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a trade agreement among 11 countries around the Pacific rim.
31.08.2021Re-registering EU designs in the UK: Three scenarios to double check before the 30 September re-filing deadline
The deadline for re-filing EU designs in the UK is looming on 30 September 2021. Make sure your UK rights are in place before this deadline, and in particular, double check these three scenarios where your UK design rights may not have been created automatically.
03.09.202130 September: End of Brexit grace period to re-file EU trade marks in the UK
The deadline for re-filing EU trade marks in the UK under Brexit transitional provisions falls on 30 September 2021. What action do you need to take?
25.08.2021Hydrovision vs Hylovision - Court offers clear vision in likelihood of confusion case
Keltie Trade Mark attorney Eleni Mezulanik takes a look at this important decision from the General Court.
19.08.2021Dual filing, cloned rights and new guidelines: Brexit’s impact on Trade Marks, Designs and IP Management
Britain leaving the European Union has changed how Trade Marks and Design Rights are filed and managed. According to Kane Ridley, Keltie’s Head of Trade Mark Support, now is the time for everyone to review their IP portfolios to avoid lost UK rights and future complications.
19.08.2021Unified Patent Court Update
Last week, after years of delay caused by challenges in the German Federal Constitutional Court, legislation enabling Germany to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement came into force. German ratification of the UPCA is a required step in setting up the unitary patent system and so this development moves the Unified Patent Court slightly closer to reality.
10.08.2021Size Matters – The Rise of Fake Graphene
Graphene is a remarkable material, not only in its physical properties but in its high-profile reputation. That reputation gives it an impressive 'selling power' in everything from consumer goods to research proposals. But not all graphene is created equal, and very poor-quality or 'fake' graphene might be as easy to come by as the real stuff...
08.07.2021The Role of Carbon Capture in Achieving Net-Zero Emissions
We take a look at the opportunities for reducing emissions and government recommendations for industry, as well as some of the forerunner projects in carbon capture, carbon recycling, and hydrogen production. How can we achieve net-zero by 2050, and what role will IP play in this in the future?
30.06.2021UK publishes implementation plan for world’s most advanced genomic healthcare ecosystem
Plan covers 2021-2022 and translates the UK Genome Strategy into clear actions
05.07.2021Ten differences between UK and EU registered designs
Since Brexit, EU registered design protection no longer covers the UK. As a result, many design owners and IP practitioners have found themselves filing UK designs for the first time. Are you up to speed on UK practice? Here's a quick-glance guide to the key differences between the EU and UK design systems...
23.06.2021Why It’s Important to File Oppositions at the EPO to Increase Your Freedom to Operate
Keeping up with the latest patents is vital to maintain competitive advantage, especially when your competitors may file patents that limit your freedom to operate (FTO). But how exactly do oppositions work, what timeframes do you have to work with, and what are the potential costs?
23.06.2021Keltie ranked as one of Europe’s top Patent Law Firms by Financial Times
In a special report based on recommendations from clients and peers across Europe, the firm was recognised for its exceptional standards of service in all technology sectors, with particularly high accolades in IT and Mechanical Engineering.
30.06.2021The Importance of Branding in Life Sciences, Healthcare and Precision Medicine
Branding has a very important role to play in any industry. However, it is crucial in the fields of life sciences, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and also precision medicine which, by its very nature, is personal. For this reason, brand names in these areas should resonate with people (think ‘hearts and minds’).
27.01.2021Design Registration Strategy: The spectrum of protection
Developing a design registration strategy that balances breadth and strength, to give you the best possible protection.
25.01.20215 minutes with Alistair Gay: working at Keltie.
Alistair Gay, Partner at the firm who joined over twenty years ago, shares his thoughts on what makes Keltie special.
23.02.2021Patenting ethical, environmental or socially responsible technologies
Can patent protection ever be part of an ethical or high moral value business model?
27.01.2021Patents and the birth of materials informatics
In 1863, David Kirkaldy patented his ‘Universal Testing Machine’ and laid the foundations for the Materials Informatics revolution. What did his patented invention mean then, and how can materials informatics inventions be protected now?
16.12.2020Shakeel Ahmad explains the borderline of patentability.
What is and is not protectable?
08.12.2020A difference of dosage
The European Patent Office's approach to patenting new dosage regimes
01.12.20205 minutes with Laura Kehoe on precision medicine.
Laura explains the future direction of precision medicine.
24.03.2021IP in the food industry
From accommodating increasing demand to creating a sustainable food supply: innovation will be key in addressing the food industry's many challenges. How can that innovation be protected and exploited?
12.02.2021Sean Cummings explains why Keltie’s office in Galway is the perfect location post-Brexit.
Understanding Keltie's decision to open an Irish office.
16.12.2020Insights into the automotive sector with Joanne Hopley
Joanne Hopley talks about the future of automotive.
07.01.2021Philip Baker - the future of IP in personalised transport.
Changes, challenges and what to look forward to.
27.02.2021It Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)
Protecting Manufacturing Processes
24.08.2020Working with start-ups – interview with Dev Crease.
Dev Crease joined Keltie in 2004 just after he qualified as a UK and European patent attorney. Over past 16 years he has developed a thriving practice in the life sciences, chemical and medical technologies team based around advising rapid growth companies achieve value in their IP positions.
23.10.2020Richard Lawrence - my top three inventions.
Three inventions which have helped shape the way we live our lives.
08.03.2021Materials and the power of a name
In the world of new and innovative materials, an imaginative name and effective marketing goes a very long way. Make sure you look after this valuable asset!
16.12.2020Mark Richardson explains the future challenges of IP in Europe, post-Brexit.
What can the intellectual property sector expect?
27.01.2021Registered design vs design patent
What is the difference between a registered design right and a design patent?
18.02.2020Azhar Sadique on a career in IP and the future challenges for the profession.
Advice for young people looking to begin a career in intellectual property.
03.11.2020Manuela Macchi tells us about the importance of intellectual property in sport.
Insights into working with our sports clients.
04.01.20215 minutes with Rosemary Cardas - the history of Keltie.
Starting the firm in 1988.
02.03.2021Top IP Tips for Influencers
When creating content, it is important to keep the right side of the IP line. Amelia Skelding talks through 5 top tips for influencers.
06.12.20205 minutes with Sullivan Fountain - working in-house versus private practice
The differences between in-house and private practice.
03.03.20215 minutes with Emily Weal on materials science patents
What's new and what's next in materials science and IP?
22.01.2021Video: Keltie - United in Europe
In June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union, raising many questions around EU Trade Marks and Community Designs, as well as representation rights before the EUIPO. As a result, Keltie took steps in order to safeguard all Pan European IP rights in the future.
22.06.2021Keltie EQE Success
Congratulations to Keltie's trainees for record success in the 2021 European Qualifying Examinations.
06.07.2021Keltie receives a glowing write-up in the IAM Patent 1000
We are delighted to have received a Tier 2 ranking for patent prosecution and two glowing write-ups in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. Keltie appears under both the ‘UK: England’ and ‘Ireland’ jurisdictions, reflecting our UK and European presence.