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New products and ideas are born every day. Technology is developing very fast in all sectors. Look at the rapid developments in the market for mobile phone devices or at the advances in the field of healthcare, for example, or the enormous investments and developments in biotechnology and the new focus on sustainability in the motor industry. Not only are these interesting developments to follow, but also they are increasingly being accompanied by a discussion about the ownership of patents in general. These are all things that concern us and which we would like to share with you. For the latest news stories, see below.

UK IPO takes on patent and trademark renewal scammers


The UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has successfully taken action against a company trading as Intellectual Property Agency Limited (IPAL), which was writing to patent and trademark owners as if representing the UK IPO, reminding registrants of the need to renew their rights and requesting a fee.


Time for an IP detox?


The new year is generally a good time to step back and assess whether the IP rights in your portfolio are adding value to your business, but where should you begin?


Novagraaf London is moving office


As of 11 January 2016, Novagraaf’s London team will be be based at new offices in Aldgate, central London. Our telephone and fax numbers will not change.


IP resolutions: preparing for the Unitary Patent


2016 is looking like a big year for patent owners with the launch of the Unitary Patent and associated patent courts. But don't worry if you haven't had a chance to fully consider the implications of the new European patent system to your business yet. We set out the answers to some frequently asked questions.


IPO alerted to new UK patent and trademark renewal scam


The UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has issued a warning this week after it was made aware that a Latvian company was planning to use the IPO’s own trading name on renewal 'reminder' letters asking for money for renewing UK patents and trademarks. The IPO has advised all patent and trademark owners who are due to renew their patents and trademarks in the coming months to be..


Novagraaf launches UK patent helpdesk


New complimentary Patent Desk service provides companies with specialist guidance on obtaining and protecting patent rights.


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IP and business potential


Patents, trademarks, designs and other forms of intellectual property (IP) play a key role in the success of all modern businesses. By providing a company with a legal means to prevent others from copying an invention, brand or product, IP rights enable inventors and creators to obtain a return on their investments in research and development, and to maximise the potential of their businesses,..


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Novagraaf UK recommended in The Legal 500 2015


The UK patent and trademark practices of Intellectual Property (IP) consultancy Novagraaf have been recommended for their expertise in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500. Practice Heads Tom Farrand and Eric Siecker were both recognised by this year’s publication, alongside Patent Attorneys Dr Oliver Harris and Dr Peter Wilson, and Trademark Attorney Michael Freeman.