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Dawn Ellmore looks at the recent copyright claim against Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers football club may have a high chance of making the Premier League, but a copyright claim has been made that could cost them. The logo used by Wolves since the 1960s is the distinctive wolf head, which stands… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at the fascinating question of who owns copyright on machine-created content

Emerging technology always presents a challenge for the legal and regulatory frameworks surrounding Intellectual Property (IP). For example, who owns copyright when content is created by machines? When it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI), the lines become even more blurred… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on why Brexit shouldn’t affect your decision to move jobs

One of the great things about the Intellectual Property (IP) profession is its ability to adapt to and change with the times. Bringing us to Brexit… which will undoubtedly bring some legislative changes… and again we will adapt. What it… Continue Reading →

Who was the most innovative US company in 2017? Dawn Ellmore explains why it’s probably not who you think

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If you were asked to guess the most innovative company in 2017, you may assume a huge household name like Apple or Facebook would carry off the laurels. According to the annual ranking from IFI Claims Patent Services, you’d be… Continue Reading →

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 →

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