IP renewals: practical tips for IP owners

Peter Rouse has been featured in Gov.uk’s Intellectual Property Office blog, writing about IP renewals.

The blog explores how to manage renewals, whether by yourself or through a third party, how to choose a supplier, and the vital questions to ask payment providers to ensure you receive a fair deal.

Read the blog

CPA Global to merge with the ipan/Delegate Group

Only recently formed, a once ambitious competitor is to be absorbed by the CPA Global organisation, which surely already holds an overwhelmingly dominant position in the unregulated IP services sector.  This merger, hard on the heels of the acquisition of Clarivate, will allow CPA Global access to enormous amounts of client data and numerous new clients, some of whom will have moved away from CPA Global only to find themselves right back where they started.

New supplier joins CompareIP.com

I’m pleased to report that a new provider, IP Ants, has joined  CompareIP.com, giving IP owners using the service the benefit of five renewals providers from whom indicative pricing can be obtained. IP Ants is the (English) trading name of a service based in Beijing, China. It has a team of 37 and offers an online patent annuity platform as well as an online renewals platform for trademarks. The IP Ants website is available in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

The other providers are:

They join me in welcoming IP Ants to the fold.