The spread of the COVID-19 virus and the implementation of the measures against it presents us all with challenges. We confirm that our office remains fully operational. In order to the restrictions of the Dutch Government, most of our employees are working from home,...read more
From 1 April 2020, The European Patent Office will increase the official fees charged for European patent applications. This is the first significant fee increase in four years, as the EPO did not apply its usual biannual fee increase in 2018.The majority of the...read more
Now that Brexit is a fact, a transition period has been initiated which lasts until 31 December 2020. During that period, the EU legislation is still valid in the United Kingdom. When that period ends, the following is likely to be applicable:- A British right will...read more
In November, the EPO has released a revised and improved version of Espacenet; A free accessible database of over 110 million patent documents. The new features and enhanced functionality should make the search for patents more easy. You can perform patent searches in...read more
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