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EFIS 64, May 2018 : Intellectual Property

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The Intellectual Property Office (or IPO for short) has inserted a privacy notice at the bottom of their Patents to comply with the provisions of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when GDPR comes into force on 25th May.

The IPO's Comptroller has issued directions under section 123(2A) of the Patents Rules 1977 about the use of these amended Patents forms together with a guidance note which will appear in various journals and on the IPO's website from 25th May.

Although Oyez understands that the IPO may continue to accept the old versions of their forms which are presented on and after 25th May, subscribers to this range may prefer to use the latest versions of the IPO's amended forms for applications completed on or after 25th May.

We are also in the process of amending the Trade Mark forms and these will follow shortly.

Forms affected

NP1 National Processing of an International Application for a Patent (UK) New/Amended
AF1 Application Fee for Patent Application New/Amended
SP1 Application for grant of a Supplementary Protection Certificate New/Amended
SP2 Payment of Annual Fees (and Additional Fee for Late Payment) New/Amended
SP3 Application for Declaration of Lapse or Invalidity, or to Revoke an Extension of the Duration of a Supplementary Protection Certificate. New/Amended
SP4 Application for Grant of an Extension to a Supplementary Protection Certificate New/Amended
PF1 Request for Grant of a Patent New/Amended
PF7 Statement of Inventorship and of Right to Grant of a Patent New/Amended
PF9A Request for search New/Amended
PF10 Request for a Substantive Examination New/Amended
PF12 Payment of Renewal Fee (and Additional Fee for Late Payment) New/Amended
PF23 Request for a Certificate of the Comptroller or a Certified or Uncertified Copy from a File or the Register New/Amended
PF52 Request to Extend a Prescribed Time Limit New/Amended
PF54 Filing a Translation in Connection with a European Patent or a European Patent Application New/Amended
PF14 Request to reinstate a patent application New/Amended
PF51 Appointment or change of agent New/Amended
PF20 Request to correct or update a name or address held by us New/Amended
PF21 Application to record a change of ownership or give notice of rights acquired in a patent or patent application New/Amended
PF34 Grant fee for patent application New/Amended
PF15 Notice of opposition New/Amended

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