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New Intellectual Property Bill: What's in it for businesses?

Written by Jessica Bent, Withy King Solicitors on .

New Intellectual Property Bill: What's in it for businesses?

Intellectual property laws are about to be reformed when the new Intellectual Property Bill gets Parliament’s approval.

The key points of the new Bill are:

Introduction of the Unitary Patent Court Agreement

What this means: You won’t have to obtain patents in each EU country anymore to secure EU-wide protection;

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Employee shareholder status - is it a good idea for your business?

Written by Mark Emery, Withy King Solicitors on .

Employee shareholder status - is it a good idea for your business?

The concept of an “employee shareholder” was first introduced by George Osborne at the 2012 Conservative party conference and is likely to come into force in Autumn 2013.

The information in this briefing will allow you to start planning whether to introduce this in your company.

Businesses will be able

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