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NASA: One Giant Leap for Patents

In the week of the anniversary of the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency – known to you and I as NASA – being established, Dawn Ellmore Employment blasts off into the world of NASA’s patent portfolio to uncover some… Continue Reading →

Haven’t I Seen You Somewhere Before? A Look at Supermarket Copycat Branding

With the recent splash of publicity regarding supermarket copycat branding, brought about after Aldi incurred the wrath of Marks & Spencer’s legal team after releasing their “Cuthbert the Caterpillar” cake, in this blog article Dawn Ellmore Employment looks back over… Continue Reading →

Mary Dixon Kies: The First Woman to Receive a U.S. Patent, and Who Continues to Impact on Our Easter Celebrations

As we look forward to the Easter holiday, and having in the last month celebrated International Women’s Day, Dawn Ellmore Employment takes a look back at the first woman to receive a U.S. patent, and her patented weaving technique which… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Salary Guide 2020: Good news for IP professionals

The latest salary research for the whole of the Intellectual Property profession in the UK, conducted by Dawn Ellmore Employment, has been released. It shows good news for workers across the Intellectual Property sector, with steady increases in basic salaries… Continue Reading →

Keeping up with the Kardashian trade marks

Ever since Keeping Up With The Kardashians burst onto our screens in 2007, Kris Jenner and the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner family have been working hard to make sure their names stay in the limelight. Central to this is an… Continue Reading →

H&M earns its stripes in long running trade mark battle

Cast your minds back to 1997: Tony Blair led the Labour party to a landslide election victory, Manchester United were crowned Premier League champions for the second successive season, and MmmBop and Barbie Girl were dominating the airwaves. It was… Continue Reading →

2019 Intellectual Property Salary Survey

Salaries are on the rise in 2019, particularly for Trade Mark Attorneys, Intellectual Property Solicitors and qualified Patent Attorneys. That’s according to our Salary Survey 2019. Every year, we report on the salaries and benefits in the UK intellectual property… Continue Reading →

Scientists Battle Ownership of Patents for Gene-Editing Tool

A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 allows scientists to make precise edits in DNA that could lead to new medical therapies, research tools and new crop varieties.  This has been called the biggest biotechnology breakthrough in the past 30 or 40 years… Continue Reading →

UK Autumn Statement: Increased R&D Investment Spells Good News for IP Industry

Recently the UK government released its Autumn Statement announcing additional funding for research and development (R&D).  The government plans to put £2 billion more per year into R&D funding resulting in a total boost of £4.7 billion by 2020 to… Continue Reading →

Does a Patent Offer the Best Protection for Your Invention?

Before applying for a patent, you should make sure it really is the best option for your invention.  Patents should not be confused with the other kinds of intellectual property rights available: utility models – to protect technical innovations which… Continue Reading →

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