What a difference a day makes - UK Intellectual Property Office shortens trade mark opposition terms

    October 2010

    In Tribunal Practice Notice TPN 4/2010, the IPO has changed its practice to bring it into line with the Interpretation Act 1978. This means that whilst previously all terms have been calculated to comprise "full" months, eg 1st November 2010 to 1st December 2010, some will now comprise a calendar month, eg 1st November 2010 to 30th November 2010.