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  • A Guide to the EPC 2000
    A Guide to the EPC 2000
    (2014)

    £40 non-members - £35 members 
    +PP for outside the UK
    softback 

    This convenient guide, written by Nicholas Fox and published by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, aims to help practitioners find their way around the law. Fully updated to account for the latest EPO rule changes, A Guide to the EPC 2000 contains an extensively annotated and cross-referenced copy of the revised Convention and Implementing Regulations, as well as the Rules Relating to Fees. Articles and their most relevant rules are printed together to enable them to be read in context. Practical commentaries highlight the major changes and rule re-numberings, illustrating how the articles and rules interact in practice.

    Price: £40.00
  • Advice for passing the European Qualifying Examination

    By Derek Jackson and Nicholas Fox - £10 +PP for outside the UK
    A study guide for both students and their tutors. It begins with a brief but very useful list of background reading and then takes each EQE paper in turn and analyses these in a concise but comprehensive plan of attack. All the well known dos and don’ts are there but these essential caveats are no mere repetition: they form the bedrock of the authors’ eminently practical approach to tackling the entire suite of papers. Candidates wanting to maximise their chances of success need to adopt these strong basic guidelines and they are all comprehensively covered here. The text is clear, readable, and above all practical in its approach.

    This short but authoritative pamphlet is a valuable addition to CIPA’s publications list and every one of us could benefit from reading and reflecting on the sound pragmatic approach which it so clearly and positively sets out.

    Price: £10.00
  • £40 non-members - £30 CIPA members CIPA FD3 Study Guide. 

    +PP for outside the UK 


    New for 2016 is the CIPA FD3 Study Guide. This book discusses the different documents candidates will likely receive as part of the exam paper, the reasons they're present, and what information candidates can glean from them. It proposes an order in which they could be read to best manage the mere three hours available to get everything done, making it clear what candidates have to submit, including a proposed template to use to respond to the IPO. In a first for PEB and with permission from the candidates themselves, it also includes typed copies of the three highest scoring responses to the 2015 FD3 exam paper (which differ from the "good script" examples shown on the PEB website), showing exactly where marks were awarded by the examiners. Tim Allsop is a fellow of CIPA and a PEB Examiner, with experience of both setting and marking finals exam papers. 

    Price: £40.00
  • £40 non-members - £30 CIPA members CIPA FD3 Study Guide. 

    +PP for outside the UK

    New for 2016 is the CIPA FD3 Study Guide. This book discusses the different documents candidates will likely receive as part of the exam paper, the reasons they're present, and what information candidates can glean from them. It proposes an order in which they could be read to best manage the mere three hours available to get everything done, making it clear what candidates have to submit, including a proposed template to use to respond to the IPO. In a first for PEB and with permission from the candidates themselves, it also includes typed copies of the three highest scoring responses to the 2015 FD3 exam paper (which differ from the "good script" examples shown on the PEB website), showing exactly where marks were awarded by the examiners. Tim Allsop is a fellow of CIPA and a PEB Examiner, with experience of both setting and marking finals exam papers. 

    Price: £30.00
  • CIPA Journal special edition: Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent

    (2016)
    £6.95 non-members; free to members
    +PP for outside the UK

    The first special edition of the CIPA Journal. The chosen theme is the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Once the UPC Agreement comes into force, it will arguably represent the biggest change to patent law in recent years.

    The journal addresses a broad range of topics, from the history of the creation of the UPC (by Mr Justice Richard Arnold), behind the scenes of the UPC Taskforce (by Janis Makarewich-Hall), financial implications of the unitary patent (by Jim Boff), to practical questions including representation rights in front of the UPC (by Vicki Salmon). The Journal includes many more articles on a variety of subject matter from basic facts about the new Court to technical issues.

    The journal will be a helpful guide for anyone interested in the UPC and wishing to be up to date to the preparation ahead of ratification.

    Price: £6.95
  • Designs and Copyright Training Manual (2008)
    Designs and Copyright Training Manual (2008)
    £75 +PP for outside the UK
    A manual designed to give a basic introduction to the law and practice relating to registered designs and unregistered design rights. At the time of writing, the most used form of design protection is the Community Registered Design, so the manual covers this in some detail. It also deals with registered designs in the UK, and more briefly with the International Registration system and unregistered design right. This manual also provides you with an introduction to literary and artistic copyright, mainly as it impacts on the work of patent and trade mark attorneys. Produced in conjunction with ITMA.
    Price: £75.00
  • £75 - non members


    The video of the mock trial before the Local Division of the Unified Patent Court in London on 14 October 2016 is now available to buy.


    The case tried was based on Improver Corporation v Remington Consumer Products which concerned a depilatory device, better known as the "Epilady" case.


    The question was: Will the UPC bring about harmonization?


    If you are purchasing from overseas please email cpd@cipa.org.uk

    Price: £75.00
  • European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
    (2014)
    £30 members; £35 non-members 
    +PP for outside the UK; softback 

    Written by Hugh Dunlop, this second edition includes a brief commentary on the structure, the legislation and the draft Rules of Procedure of the Court, in their 16th revision. Simple charts guide the reader through the procedures. The Regulations, Agreement and draft Rules are set out in their entirety and indexed, to provide a complete reference source. 
    Price: £35.00
  • Foundation Level Training Manual: The Principles of Trade Mark Law for Patents Candidates (2010)
    Foundation Level Training Manual: The Principles of Trade Mark Law for Patents Candidates (2010)
    £75 +PP for outside the UK
    This manual will give you a basic introduction to the law relating to trade marks in the UK, as well as the Community Trade Mark and the Madrid Protocol. The manual is designed primarily for those of you who are new to trade marks and who do not have day-to-day experience of a trade marks practice. We have designed the manual to help you to prepare for your examination on the principles of trade mark law that you need to pass in order to qualify as a UK patent attorney.
    Price: £75.00
  • Fundamentals of Patent Drafting (2006)
    Fundamentals of Patent Drafting (2006)

    £40 members; £60 non-members 
    hardback; +PP for outside the UK

    Drafting patents is the fundamental skill of the patent attorney, which affects every aspect of the life of the granted patent throughout the world. Written by Paul Cole, this book will assist those studying for both the UK and the European examinations and will also be of use to all practitioners in reminding them of drafting for successful prosecution and enforcement. UK patent attorneys have long held a reputation for their skill in drafting patent specifications and this book is intended ensure that these skills continue to enthral our clients and employers.

    Price: £60.00
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