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Boult Wade Tennant records impressive results before the EPO

December 2014

The patent attorneys at Boult Wade Tennant are well known for their expertise and advocacy skills for both contentious and non-contentious matters before the European Patent Office. In November 2014 alone, Boult Wade Tennant attorneys attended over 29 oral proceedings in Munich or The Hague.

We are pleased to report that we maintained our high success rate, achieving greater than an 85% success rate at Oral Proceedings before the Examining Division and an 85% success rate before the Opposition Division. We also had a 70% success rate before the Board of Appeal.*

Managing Partner, John Wallace, commented: "We are delighted to have published such positive results, which demonstrate our commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. We will strive to maintain our strong track record going into the New Year." 

One very significant win before the Opposition Division has been widely publicised. The ongoing battle between Boul Wade Tennant's client and  ASSIA and BT has seen Partners Jo Pelly and Jason Pelly attending the High Court and the UK Court of Appeal, and representing ASSIA at the EPO. Their success is outlined in more detail here.

*Figures based on available statistics for November 2014.

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  • Boult Wade Tennant ranked top tier for Trade Mark in MIP’s IP Stars Handbook

    We are delighted to announce that Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has ranked our trade mark practice in the top tier of its 2016 annual survey. MIP’s IP Stars rankings are based on extensive research among thousands of intellectual property practitioners from around the globe, creating one of the most comprehensive and authoritative surveys of the IP legal market. It covers 80 countries and identifies the best patent, trade mark and copyright firms and practitioners in the world.
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