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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent Office ceases accepting new patent filings

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent Office ceases accepting new patent filings

Following the recent GCC Supreme Council held in Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021, new amended patent law regulations for the Gulf Cooperation Council have been approved. An important and surprising element of this announcement is that from 6 January 2021, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent Office has stopped accepting new patent filings. This […]

GB address for service for intellectual property rights from 1 January 2021

GB address for service for intellectual property rights from 1 January 2021

The rules governing address for service for intellectual property rights in the UK are changing. On 23 November 2020, the UKIPO confirmed that the intellectual property rights rules governing address for service for the UK, will come into force from 1 January 2021. The UK government web site goes on to state that the UKIPO […]

Top 3 reasons a patent search can fail (and how we mitigate for success)

Top 3 reasons a patent search can fail (and how we mitigate for success)

By Peter Vanderheyden, COO RWS IP Research At RWS we take a unique approach to patent searches – we cover the more “traditional” search methods with our highly experienced team of in-house patent analysts located at our office in London, and we also have the unique capability to perform crowdsourced searches. Clients often come to […]

RWS hosts European Patent Application Practice seminar in Shenzhen

RWS hosts European Patent Application Practice seminar in Shenzhen

RWS recently hosted a seminar titled “Getting a European Patent: Considerations when drafting and prosecuting before the EPO” at the Shenzhen Nanshan Intellectual Property Protection Center. More than 40 people from respected tech companies and IP law firms attended the seminar. The seminar was hosted jointly by AWA IP and organized by China Intellectual Property […]

The Role of Patent Landscaping in Product Launch and Risk Mitigation

The Role of Patent Landscaping in Product Launch and Risk Mitigation

by Gwilym Roberts, Chairman, Kilburn & Strode and Costas Stephanides, Technical Manager, RWS IP Services To launch or not to launch? Patent Landscaping is an essential part of the innovation life-cycle. We are often asked to carry out a “landscaping” exercise for clients and the first thing that we always do is to check exactly […]

A Day in the Life at RWS – Meet the Real People Behind Our Patent Translations

A Day in the Life at RWS – Meet the Real People Behind Our Patent Translations

  It’s safe to say that the world we live in today is a digital one. You can get almost anything you could possibly want at the touch of a button. This, of course, is no bad thing; however, what is invariably hidden (and often forgotten) behind the scenes of these innovative processes is the […]

Translations in International Arbitration – Finding Clarity in Complexity

Translations in International Arbitration – Finding Clarity in Complexity

The linguistic challenges in international arbitration can be both numerous and significant, with the potential to not only increase the cost and time spent on proceedings, but actually impact the entire outcome of the case. Accurately transposing a document from one country’s legal system to another language is extremely complex, with legal concepts and terms […]

Advanced Security Options for Financial and Legal Translations

Advanced Security Options for Financial and Legal Translations

On 25 May, GDPR will be enforced and will permanently change the way companies can collect, store and use customer data. This new data protection regulation puts customers firmly in the driver’s seat and the task of complying with this regulation falls upon businesses and organizations[1]. In light of this upcoming enforcement, we reflect on how […]

Multilingual Legal Hearings: How to Plan for Success

Multilingual Legal Hearings: How to Plan for Success

When a legal hearing involves international expert witnesses, it is vital that the case does not fail because the parties involved cannot understand the proceedings. Here are our top tips for working with translators and interpreters on global cases. Preparation is key Having spent months or sometimes years preparing your case, evidence and witnesses, you […]

EWCs: Barely a Blip After Brexit?

EWCs: Barely a Blip After Brexit?

With the official Brexit negotiations underway, it’s a good time to look at the potential impact of the process on European Works Councils (EWCs). EWCs were created to bring together the employees of large companies operating in a pan-European capacity. The meetings are an opportunity for employees to share concerns with management and receive updates […]

Interpreting in Complex Legal Cases

Interpreting in Complex Legal Cases

At RWS we have an exceptional track record within the legal sector and increasingly we are being asked to apply our interpreting expertise in the area of depositions – which are often associated with multi-million dollar lawsuits. Depositions are scheduled appointments where attorneys are allowed to ask questions of a witness under oath before the case goes to court. […]