United Kingdom and European union flags combined, financial district in the background The European Patent Office have recently published an insightful series of case studies analysing the IP strategies of a number of European-based SMEs. These case studies provide an overview of IP strategies of businesses in different industry sectors, which include areas such as managing patent portfolios; entering partnerships and monitoring competitors to provide examples of how IP strategies can be designed and implemented.

To access the case studies, visit the EPO website:
http://www.epo.org/learning-events/materials/sme-case-studies.html

In other news, the European Commission have set a ‘Brexit date’ for IP rights. The 30th March 2019 will be the date at which EU registered and non-registered Trademarks and Community Designs (which are EU industrial design rights) will no longer be enforceable in the UK. Subsequent announcements are expected as the negotiations continue.

To read more visit https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d4fdcf08-0cf5-4231-8e71-7fa4bc559af8&utm

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