Friday, 1 July 2011

UK IPO litigation manual refreshed

If you are likely to be embroiled in proceedings before the UK's Intellectual Property Office, you might want to take note of the fact that its Litigation Manual has been updated. This manual provides guidance on the administrative procedure for patent and design right proceedings before the IPO: it includes detailed desk instructions on the practices and procedures for formal examination and processing of statements and evidence filed in inter partes proceedings before the Comptroller and in the formal processing of ex parte proceedings.

The IPO updates the manual regularly. Helpfully, it marks changes by placing a line in the margin of the text. It also provides a schedule of the latest changes in the Introduction.

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