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Messrs Manish Joshi and Duncan Welch were once in partnership together, as “Joshi and Welch”. By all accounts they were both skilled trade mark attorneys – this author has heard nothing but praise for their professional abilities. However, it seems that they fell out – why, I genuinely have no idea, but fall out they…

Aaron Wood – uninsured!

IPReg have issued a sanctions decision in respect of Aaron Wood, former principal of the UK trade mark firm Wood IP* and now with the regional law firm Blaser Mills. It seems that Mr Wood forgot to renew his professional indemnity insurance, which is a bit of a slip as IPReg’s rules of conduct require…

Where is Dr Boden?

Hmmm. It seems that Dr Boden, famous for his involvement in the case of the doctored Patent Office letter, has vanished from the Fry Heath & Spence website. Clicking the list of “Partners and Staff” doesn’t give a listing for him. He is also listed on Companies House as having resigned from Fry Heath &…

Dr Keith Boden fails at the European Patent Office

Dr Boden (partner in Fry Heath & Spence LLP) has upset someone else. After having been caught doctoring a letter to his client and being reprimanded for it (see our previous post discussing Keith Boden’s style of client care), this time it is a Board of Appeal at the European Patent Office. We happened to…

Dr Keith Boden & Fry Heath & Spence LLP Reprimanded by IPReg

IPReg’s Complaints Review Committee has issued a new decision, dated 31 January 2020.  Fry Heath & Spence (FHS) have been reprimanded and Dr Keith Boden, a partner in FHS, has been issued with a formal warning.  The decision is published here (and you can download the full PDF of the decision at the bottom of…