IP Connect Newsletter – October edition

Welcome to the October edition of IP Connect, the newsletter to keep you in touch with activity at the IPO. The return from the holiday season has been a busy time for us. Headlines include the PM’s appointment of Mike Weatherly as an IP advisor on enforcement issues, the arrival of our new IP Attaché in South East Asia and the launch of the City of London Police IP Crime Unit which is already delivering results. To top it off we published our 2.5m patent – so cause for some celebration!

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Contents
Mike Weatherley appointed as IP adviser

International
• South East Asia IP Attaché appointed
• UK/Taiwan sign MOU on IP

Trade marks
• UK joins Vienna agreement on TMs

Patents
• GB2.5m published
• UPC update

Copyright
• S52 Call for evidence

Enforcement
• New IP Crime Unit launched
• Opson III enforcement conference
• Brighton joint operation seizes fake goods

Support for Business
• Fast track opposition procedure for TMs introduced
• PCC renamed IPEC

Economic Research and Evidence
• Ofcom/IPO Kantar research

IP Events

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