Lane IP's ethos is simple: a 3D approach to
IP, a holistic way of looking at our clients' IP
needs, and making sure all angles of their
portfolio are covered.

International Reach

Intellectual Property rights are jurisdictional and so it is important that our reach is not restricted to the EU, especially when our clients' IP interests are often global.

Over the past 15 years, the Team at Lane IP have built-up an extensive network of associates across the globe helping to protect and enforce our client's rights.

We have filed in over 250 countries. We therefore have the advantage of knowing the subtleties of national laws and can advise our clients accordingly, thereby reducing costs to them, and saving time to ensure their IP is protected faster and effectively.

It's also important to think outside the box when expanding into other countries; do you have the specific country domains protected? Do you have Licence/Distribution agreements in place that are enforceable at a local level? We therefore work closely with our clients to ensure their ambitions for global domination are supported and strategies are put in place at the early stages.

Latest news

Brexit – its impact on Trade Marks and Designs in the UK...

This week is a historic week in which Article 50 is triggered signaling the UK’s exit from the EU.

Before we go any further, let’s be clear about one thing: despite some of the comments coming from certain
firms in some other member states, nothing at all will happen for at least 2 years. Nevertheless, we recognize
that our clients want to know what the future holds after Brexit. This is what we know, and can guess, at the
moment.

Laos became a Member of the Madrid Protocol as of 7 March 2016.

The Ministry of Commerce & Industry are currently in discussions to make significant changes to the way in which Trade Mark filings are handled and current proposals indicate that official fees are likely to increase by 100%.  Details as to when this will take effect have not yet been finalised but notification confirming the same is expected soon.

Latest articles
EU Commission Draft Withdrawal Agreement sets out Proposal for Treatment of EU IP Rights in the UK post-Brexit

On 28 February 2018, the EU Commission published its first draft proposal[1] as to the terms of withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, outlining how existing EU trade marks and designs will be treated vis-a-vis the UK following Brexit.

Although this is a draft document that is yet to be ratified by the UK government or UK Intellectual Property Office, it clearly sets out the EU's preferred stance as to the treatment of IP rights. It will now be sent to the EU parliament Brexit Group before then being transmitted to the UK government and bodies.

UK Court Seeks Guidance from CJEU on Issues of Broad Lists of Goods/Services and Intent to Use on Filing and Impact on Validity of Trade Marks

The UK High Court recently referred some key questions to the CJEU in a trade mark infringement action brought by Sky Plc[1], the answers to which could have a significant impact on the future filing strategies of brand owners in the EU and UK.

Mr Justice Arnold, acknowledging the 'general public importance' of the issues raised in this case, referred the following questions to the European Court for guidance, firstly on the issue of the clarity of broad terms in goods/services contained in a trade mark registration.

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