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Disclaimer

The material published on this website is for general interest and information only and is not intended to be a substitute for legal or other professional advice. If you have a matter of particular interest you should seek specific advice from one of our firm’s professional staff. We accept no responsibility for any loss which may arise from relying on the material published on this website.

We have provided links to third party websites which we believe will be of interest to our clients. However, we do not necessarily endorse the content of those third party sites and we disclaim any liability arising from material contained in them.

Although we monitor our website in order to ensure that it is accurate and functional, we cannot guarantee that it is free from errors. If you become aware of any error, please contact one of the firm’s partners.

Privacy Policy

We will retain and use information you volunteer to us by means of this website in accordance with applicable laws and, in particular, the Data Protection Act, 1998. We shall not without your consent disclose any personal information you provide via this website to third parties unconnected with our firm (except to our IT service providers) unless we are required by the law or regulators to do so. Addresses, email addresses and other personal details supplied by means of this website will be used for the purposes for which you volunteered them; we will respect the confidentially of that information.

We may record and monitor your use of this website for statistical purposes and in order to improve the website. We may also use the data you provide for the purpose of contacting you about our services and news which we believe will be of interest to you. If you do not wish us to do this, please contact us.

Acknowledgement of Intellectual Property

“Stevens Hewlett & Perkins”, “SH&P”, the SH&P device and the “My SH&P” device are trade marks of Stevens Hewlett & Perkins.

All site contents are © Stevens Hewlett & Perkins 2013.

You may copy the material on this site provided that it is for personal use or for the personal use of others within your organisation. You may supply material on this site to a person outside your organisation provided that

it is for their personal use

it is not supplied as part of any other work

it is not supplied for commercial gain

Stevens Hewlett & Perkins is acknowledged prominently as the source of the material and the web address of Stevens Hewlett & Perkins provided.

you make the recipient aware that these conditions and the Disclaimer apply. You may not link to this site without our permission. By accessing this site you agree not to send unsolicited emails to the email addresses we provide.

Ownership and Regulation

Stevens Hewlett & Perkins is a partnership whose registered office is at 1 St Augustine’s Place, Bristol BS1 4UD. A list of the firm’s partners can be seen on the People section of this website.

All of the partners of Stevens Hewlett & Perkins are either or both UK registered patent attorneys and chartered trade mark attorneys. The firm as a whole and each of the firm’s patent and trademark attorneys is regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPREG) which sets standards for patent and trademark attorneys and polices them. Details of IPREG’s rules of conduct may be found on the IPREG website: www.ipreg.org.uk/information/code_conduct.php.

Our firm’s UK patent attorneys are Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and are subject to CIPA’s Charter, By-laws and Rules.

Our firm’s chartered trade mark attorneys are Members of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) and are subject to ITMA’s Code of Practice.

Our firm’s European patent attorneys are members of the European Patent Institute (epi) and subject to the epi Code of Conduct.

Our firm’s patent attorneys who are members of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI) are subject to FICPI’s Code of Conduct.

Some of our firm’s partners,  chartered trade mark attorneys and trade mark advisors are qualified to act before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) as European Trade Mark Attorneys.

Some of our firm’s professional staff are members of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), the International Trade Mark Association (ITMA),or the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriéte Intellectuelle (AIPPI).

Professional Liability Insurance

Stevens Hewlett & Perkins carries global professional liability insurance provided by PAMIA Ltd, administered on their behalf by Thomas Miller Professional Indemnity of 90 Fenchurch Street London EC3M 4ST.

Terms and Conditions

A copy of our terms and conditions can be viewed here.

Complaints Handling Policy

A copy of our complaints handling policy can be viewed here.