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An overview of what you need to know if you are a formalities administrator tasked with filing Designs in the United Kingdom and/or Europe - An introduction of what a Design is (and isn’t), why you would file one, registered versus unregistered rights, how long they last, how much they cost and the filing requirements and the practicalities of how you would actually file one. Gary Doody is the Patent Formalities Manager at Keltie LLP and has many years of experience in filing designs for patent and trade mark attorneys and would like to share his experience with others. Speaker information
Gary Doody - Patent Formalities Manager/ CIPA Paralegal/ CITMA Paralegal
Gary has the day to day responsibility for all patent formalities matters, management of the Patent Formalities Team and improving processes and procedures.
Gary joined Keltie in 2007, having previously spent over fourteen years at two other patent firms. In Gary's first position in the patent profession, he spent twelve years working at RWS where he conducted file inspections, status checks and patent watching services. He then spent almost three years at a London firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, gaining varied experience in formalities from filing through to grant. Gary passed the CIPA Certificate in Patent Administration in 2006 and the ITMA Formalities Course in 2011.
Andrew O’Connor - Head of Formalities and IP Systems/ CIPA Paralegal/ CITMA Paralegal
Andrew has overall responsibility for all patent and trade mark formalities including the Keltie’s global renewal fee management. He also oversees the development of the firm's IP Management database and project work to continually enhance office processes and procedures. Andrew joined Keltie in 2007. He previously spent seventeen years working at two leading patent and trade mark firms based in London, gaining a wealth of formalities and records knowledge, together with six years' office management experience. Andrew passed the ITMA Trade Mark Administrators' Course in 2001 and the CIPA Patent Administration Course in 2008.