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Celebrating the brilliance of women entrepreneurs on World IP Day

Setting out to raise awareness of the importance of trademarks and patents, World Intellectual Property Day on April 26th is dedicated this year to women entrepreneurs. Having helped two committed UK female innovators pick their way through the legal maze and grow internationally, IP specialist Forresters is well qualified to contribute to the debate.

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24 April 2018 by Matthew Shaw

New hires and promotions at Forresters signals a strong year

Forresters has welcomed new starters and promotions at its Birmingham office, with the appointment of a new Partner, Equity Partner and Marketing and Business Development Manager, signalling a strong year for the leading UK intellectual property firm.

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18 April 2018 by Matthew Shaw

Forresters welcomes new starters in recruitment drive

Leading intellectual property law firm, Forresters, has welcomed three new starters to its growing London team.

Joining as a Senior Associate is Daniel March.  Daniel qualified as a Registered Trade Mark Attorney in 2013 and joins us having trained and built up his reputation at a large international law firm.  Within this role he managed the worldwide trade mark portfolios of a global FMCG company and an international telecoms provider.

 

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16 April 2018 by Matthew Shaw

EPO Changes Official Fees

The EPO has announced several changes in official fees from 1st April 2018, although the majority of fees will remain unchanged.  For all European patent applications:

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23 March 2018 by Alexandra Wood

More exam success for Forresters

We are delighted to announce that our trainee patent attorneys, James Farrow, Stephanie Thomas and Jack Hennessy  have successfully passed their recent EQE pre-examination.  This is the first step on their path to becoming fully-qualified European patent attorneys.

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22 March 2018 by Lloyd Hoarton

CIPA Patent Administrator Exam Success

As well as our recent exam success of our patent trainees, we are delighted to announce that Kate Moynihan from our London office and Sian O'Hara from our Liverpool office recently passed the CIPA Patent Administrators' exam.  Kate and Sian impressively scored 95% and 81%, respectively.

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19 March 2018 by Lloyd Hoarton

Exam success for Forresters

Exam success for Forresters

We are delighted to announce that Associates,Dr Emma HicksandHeather Chapmanhave been successful in their recent UK qualifying exams (infringement and validity, and advanced IP law and practice, respectively).   As a result, Emma and Heather are now fully-qualified UK patent attorneys in addition to being fully-qualified European patent attorneys.

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13 March 2018 by Lloyd Hoarton

Forresters successful at the General Court, twice.

Forresters recently acted on behalf of a trade mark owner in relation to two related matters before the General Court in 2017 and we are happy to report that our client was successful on both matters.

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09 February 2018 by Mark Bhandal

New UK Intellectual Property Office Patent fees

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has recently announced changes to the official fees for applying for patent protection and renewing granted patents in the UK. The new fees come into force on 6 April 2018.  The UKIPO has published their guidance for business here.

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01 February 2018 by James Cornford

Enhancing your exporting opportunities through intellectual property

The tumultuous events of the last two years have seen significant shifts in economic and political landscapes. The recent Autumn Budget saw predictions for the UK economy revised, as Britain moves to separate itself from the European Union. 

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19 December 2017 by Matthew Shaw

The firm helping protect the region’s innovation expertise

Through its growing technology, research and digital sectors, Birmingham and its surrounding areas recorded more growth than any other part of the UK between 2015 and 2017.  It's no surprise then, that investment in the Midlands' innovation and research capability has never been higher. Current announcements like the University of Birmingham securing £11m for a robotics hub are becoming a regular theme, and the region is relaunching itself as a centre for innovation and creativity.

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12 December 2017 by Matthew Shaw

Forresters Liverpool office continues growth with appointment of trainee IP attorney

Intellectual Property specialist Forresters has taken on a new trainee Trade Mark attorney at its Liverpool office.

Stephanie Thomas, 25, is the latest addition to the firm, which recently opened new offices in Southampton and announced the appointment of four new partners.

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20 November 2017 by Judy Gardner

Forresters legal secretary celebrates 50 years of loyal service

A legal secretary at Liverpool intellectual property law firm Forresters has celebrated half a century working for the company.

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08 November 2017 by Judy Gardner

Emily Brunton - A day in the life

Intellectual Property specialist, Forresters, has recently grown its Liverpool office with the appointment of Emily Brunton, as a trainee patent attorney. Emily, 23, works alongside head of office, Ross Walker, as she trains to qualify as both a UK and European patent attorney.

Emily gives us the inside track on what it's like being a trainee patent attorney working in Forresters' Liverpool office.

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02 November 2017 by Judy Gardner

Forresters partner Charlotte Teall takes on the Barcelona Ironman® 70.3® during the INTA conference

Forresters partner Charlotte Teall takes on the Barcelona Ironman® 70.3® during the INTA conference

Charlotte Teall successfully took part in the Barcelona Ironman® 70.3® with a group of IP attorneys from across the globe that happened to coincide with the annual INTA conference.

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01 June 2017 by Charlotte Teall

New Southampton Office for Forresters

We are delighted to announce the continued expansion of the firm by the opening of a new office in another major UK city to bring the tally of Forresters offices to five:

 

  • our European office in Munich where we have been since 1973; and
  • our UK offices in Birmingham, Liverpool, London and now … Southampton.

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05 June 2017 by Lloyd Hoarton

Forresters announces new partners, fee earner promotions and a new office in Southampton

Forresters announces new partners, fee earner promotions and a new office in Southampton

We are delighted to announce that, as from 1 August 2017, Dr Alison Lawson (Birmingham Patents - Engineering and Technology), Janette Hamer (Birmingham and London Trade Marks), Dan-Rusby-Gale (London Patents - Engineering and Technology) and Emma Johnson (Birmingham Trade Marks) have been made Partners in the firm.  

 

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01 August 2017 by Lloyd Hoarton

Forresters – Conversion to Limited Liability Partnership as from 1 April 2017

In line with many other professional services providers, Forresters is converting to a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) - No. OC416271.

The business and assets of Forresters will be transferred to Forresters IP LLP with effect from 1 April 2017.

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31 March 2017 by Tim Ashton

Brexit Process Officially Triggered - But It’s Business As Usual At Forresters, Now And In The Future

The UK prime minister, Theresa May, has today invoked Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, which officially begins the process of the UK leaving the European Union.  Under the terms of the treaty, the negotiations should be concluded within two years, and so we expect the UK to have formally left the European Union by the end of March 2019 (although extensions of this deadline may be possible).

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29 March 2017 by Matthew Shaw

A rise in unsolicited payment requests

A growing number of our clients and associates are being contacted by third parties, asking them to pay fees for their Intellectual Property (IP) rights. Whatever services these third parties offer, they are not legitimate.  

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06 February 2017 by Andy Harding

Percolate and circulate – Coffee networking

Jagvir and Greg at Forresters Birmingham office had been thinking for some time of hosting a regular coffee morning in Birmingham city centre for their professional friends and colleagues around the city.  When 200° Coffee recently opened in Birmingham it was the perfect opportunity to start their coffee mornings.  This was the birth of "Percolate and Circulate".

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23 January 2017 by Greg Smith

2016 Christmas and New Year Holidays

We would like to inform all our clients, friends and associates that our UK offices will be closed from 3pm on Friday 23 December 2016 and will reopen on Wednesday 28 December 2016. They will then be closed again from 3pm on Friday 30 December 2016, reopening as normal on Tuesday 3 January 2017. Read More

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21 December 2016 by Andy Harding

Promotion at Forresters

The partners are pleased to announce that Dr Jack Gunning of the Technology and Engineering and Life Sciences team in Birmingham has become a Senior Associate with effect from 1st December 2016.

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05 December 2016 by Lloyd Hoarton

Forresters' client MarXman tames the Dragons

Our client MarXman Ltd featured on the BBC's Dragons' Den show on 14 August 2016. We are delighted that they secured offers from all five dragons - an extremely rare feat in the den. 

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15 August 2016 by Andy Harding

Forresters named Top 5 British filer of EU trade mark applications

The numbers are in and we are delighted to announce that, in the most recent journal of The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, Forresters has been ranked as a top 5 British filer for trade marks at the EU IPO, for 2015.

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01 November 2016 by Lloyd Hoarton

Forresters ranked in Legal 500 2016

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We are proud to announce that we have been listed in the Legal 500 as a leading firm in the field of Intellectual Property

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16 September 2016 by Kirsty Gallagher

2016 Intellectual Property Practitioner of the Year, Germany

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We are pleased to announce that our Munich office has been selected as 2016 Intellectual Property Practitioner of the Year, Germany by Acquisition International.

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09 August 2016 by Karen Riar

Jon Gowshall recognised in 2016 IAM Patent 1000

Forresters' Life Sciences & Chemistry Partner, Jon Gowshall has been named in the IAM top 1000 patent practitioners in the world.

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06 June 2016 by Kirsty Gallagher

CIPA Patent Administrator Exam Success

We are delighted to announce that Sally Davies, Irene Rankin and Rachael Read from our Liverpool Office; Denise Betteridge and Angela Watts from our Birmingham Office, and Maria Heria from our London Office have recently passed the CIPA Patent Administrators' exam.

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29 February 2016 by Ross Walker

New Senior Associates at Forresters

The partners are pleased to announce that James Cornford of the Technology and Engineering team in London and Charlotte Fox also in London and part of the Life Sciences & Chemistry team have become Senior Associates with effect from October 2016.

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01 October 2016 by Lloyd Hoarton

Promotion at Forresters

The partners are pleased to announce that Dr Mark Connell, patent attorney in our Birmingham office and Kate Cruse, trade mark attorney in our Liverpool office has become senior associates with effect from 1st February 2016.

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01 February 2016 by Lloyd Hoarton

Forresters ranked amongst ‘The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals’

We are delighted to announce that we are ranked in the 2016 edition of World Trademark Review's 'The World's Leading Trademark Professionals'.

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12 January 2016 by Matthew Shaw

2015 Christmas & New Year Holidays

We would like to inform all our clients, friends and associates that our UK offices will be closed from 3pm on Thursday 24 December 2015 and will reopen on Tuesday 29 December 2015. They will then be closed again from 3pm on Thursday 31 December 2015, reopening as normal on Monday 4 January 2016.

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22 December 2015 by Alex Beattie

Forresters support Alzheimer’s Research

This year, rather than sending Christmas cards, and in memory of friends and colleagues, Forresters is donating money to Alzheimer's Research.

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10 December 2015 by Kirsty Gallagher

Promotion at Forresters

The partners are pleased to announce that David Murphy has become a senior associate with effect from 1st November 2015.

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02 November 2015 by Lloyd Hoarton

Forresters welcomes new partners

We are pleased to announce recent changes in our partnership.

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01 April 2015 by Lloyd Hoarton

Round table with EPO Examiners

At the invitation of the EPO, on 9 March 2015 Jon Gowshall took part in a round table with EPO examiners, in Munich.

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23 March 2015 by Jon Gowshall

Exam success for Forresters

Examination success for Forresters Attorneys.

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20 March 2015 by Jon Gowshall

Forresters speak at Enterprise European Network

Forresters was invited to speak at an Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) seminar on the topic of "Intellectual Property for Innovation".   The seminar took place on 8 December 2016 at the TechnoCentre, Coventry University Technology Park.

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23 January 2017 by Dr Jagvir Purewal