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Dawn Ellmore looks at exciting technological patents

Facebook never stops innovating, and Zuckerberg’s vision was set out in April 2017, at the F8 2017 conference. Facebook announced its goal to build a ‘brain mouse for AR’ (augmented reality). This essentially means developing a system that “can type… Continue Reading →

How do trade marks work? Dawn Ellmore Employment explains

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A trade mark is a name, symbol, logo, visual device or word that shows the difference between a service or product and other similar services and products. It could be simply a phrase or word, an image or both. In… Continue Reading →

Eight things you should know about Intellectual Property 

Dawn Ellmore Employment’s blog this week introduces some Intellectual Property (IP) facts, figures and topics. We’ve aimed it at newcomers to the sector, or those thinking about a career in this sector. Two categories of IP There are two main… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at IP and cloud databases

The world of software and electronic storage IP is a complicated one. Databases exist around the edges in terms of whether they can be protected or not, when it comes to ownership and originality. While database rights have been debated… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore rounds up the five spookiest pumpkin patents

It’s that time of year again. The weather’s turning, the clocks will soon change and then it’s the scariest night of the year – Halloween. Everywhere you look there are pumpkin-based products, from trick or treat supplies to pumpkin spiced… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: Who’s leading mobile payment innovation?

In the UK, 46.4 million people own a smartphone. Statistics predict that by 2022, the number of monthly active users of smartphones in the UK will reach 53.96 million. With numbers like these, it’s not difficult to see why there… Continue Reading →

Can robots ‘own’ work?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first mooted in the 1960s. In 2017, it is becoming more prevalent and giving rise to much analysis surrounding a future living alongside robots. How will it work? Will robots take all the jobs? Will they… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: Can patents predict the future?

Anyone born in the 1970s might be disappointed that 2017 hasn’t come up with the goods promised in Tomorrow’s World. The BBC TV programme that focused on future innovations seemed confident that the world of the future would be punctuated… Continue Reading →

The history of the UK trade mark

Today the term ‘trade mark’ is commonly used and widely understood. While consumers may not know the legal background of a trade mark, it’s generally understood that the product, symbol or name belongs to a company or business. Modern trade… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: How brands can trade mark colours

It may seem strange, but it’s completely legal for companies to trade mark a colour. They must meet certain conditions, of course, and are usually confined to specific industries and areas of expertise. As an example, you definitely couldn’t use… Continue Reading →

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