Michael Harrison: Registrable Rights

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Michael Harrison's contribution to the Bmedia IP seminar of the 17 Nov 2009. Dr Harrison is principal of Harrison IP a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys and a former president of the CIPA.

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Michael Harrison: Registrable Rights

  1. 1. Registered IP Rights<br />Presented by<br />Michael Harrison <br />Harrison IP<br />
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  3. 3. Intellectual Property Rights<br /><ul><li>Checking (others) rights
  4. 4. Getting (your) rights
  5. 5. Enforcing (your) rights</li></li></ul><li>Intellectual Property Rights<br />Patent – How it works<br />Registered Design – What it looks like<br />Trade Mark – What you call it<br />
  6. 6. COMPOST BIN<br />
  7. 7. COMPOST BIN<br />Patents – panels each with male and female connecting elements<br />Registered Designs – appearance of e.g. Fig 6 version<br />Trade Marks - ROTOCROP<br />Initial Consultation - £ NIL<br />
  8. 8. Checking Rights - Searches<br />Patents: keywords: compost, bin, panel, sliding<br /> - £200<br />RegisteredDesigns: official records - £75<br />TradeMarks: GB/CTM - identical - £75 - clearance - £250<br />Total search costs = £ 500<br />You can pay more = £ 500 x 10 = £5000<br />
  9. 9. Initial Filings in UK<br />Patents £1000 file before public disclosureto £2000<br />Registered £300 can wait (one year’s grace)<br />Designs<br />TradeMarks £450 can wait (establish market)<br />Total filing costs = £2250<br />Total costs to date = £2750<br />
  10. 10. Months<br />Invention made<br />Searches<br />Priority UK filing<br />Completion PCT filing<br />Publication<br />Preliminary examination<br />Entry into national/regional phase<br />Grant<br />Renewals<br />-3<br />-1<br />0<br />12<br />18<br />19<br />30<br />42 - 45<br />48 - 240<br />£500<br />£1000 - £2000<br />£3000 - £5000<br />£1500, but optional<br />£2000-3000 per country<br />£500 - £1000 per country<br />Increase each year<br />Australia Canada Europe Japan USA etc<br />
  11. 11. Registered Design Costs<br />GB £300<br />EU £750<br />US £2000 - £3000 (design patent)<br />Other £600 - £1200<br />RenewalsGB – every 5 years - £250 to £575<br />USA – none<br />Other – every 1-5 years - £100 to £500<br />
  12. 12. Trade Mark Registration Costs<br />GB £550<br />CTM £2500 (including GB)<br />Other £1000<br /> Renewals every 10 years<br />GB – £350<br />CTM – £2000<br />
  13. 13. Controlling Costs<br /><ul><li>Patent re-filing
  14. 14. TM and Reg Des filing delay
  15. 15. Territorial
  16. 16. Patents: Prosecution delay
  17. 17. Trade Marks: Additional classes</li></li></ul><li>
  18. 18. Patents – full lifetime<br />Main renewal costs<br />Countries<br />GB, DE, ES, FR, IE, IT NL, US. CA, CN, JP, KR<br />GB – PCT – EP – national<br />Filing and exam stages<br />£1000s<br />Year after filing<br />
  19. 19. Stopping infringers - patents<br />PatentsCourt £500,000<br />Patents County Court £100,000 - £500,000<br />But costs of other party<br />Registered Designs and Trade Marks:<br />less costly but still expensive<br />

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