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Information on trade marks, designs, patents, copyright, and exhaustion of IP rights during the transition period.
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18 April 2019 — Detailed guide
Intellectual property insurance may not be appropriate for every business however you may find that IP insurance has numerous benefits.
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14 January 2020 — Collection
A collection of intellectual property events, guidance, tools and case studies to help you create value from your ideas.
1 January 2020 — News story
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure changed on 1 January 2020.
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