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intellectual property

Dawn Ellmore’s guide to software and IP law

In an age where there are so many ready-to-use software packages, whether in the form of apps or for use offline, many businesses are still building custom-made software. There are many reasons for this need to continue building bespoke, in-house… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on the challenges facing shape mark applicants

A London taxi firm has lost an invalidity appeal concerning black cab trade marks. The Court of Appeal of England and Wales backed the High Court of Justice in determining that the 3D shapes of specific models of taxi were… Continue Reading →

Record high for UK financial services trade marks

There has been a marked rise in trade mark activity within the UK financial services sector. This is down to the increasing popularity of Fintech (financial technology) products and services. According to research by RPC ( a professional services firm),… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on the dispute that never ends: Samsung V Apple

In an increasingly uncertain world it seems one thing that can be relied on is Apple and Samsung arguing over who owns the design patent of round edged smartphones (among other things). After it all seemed to have been settled… Continue Reading →

8 facts about the new EU certification marks

It’s been a year of changes for the European trade mark registration system, with Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and Council coming into force in March. The last of several changes became live on 1 October, it includes… Continue Reading →

Universities to commercialise research and IP

While more research takes place across UK universities than other countries, turning this into funding is much slower. In a bid to change this prevailing attitude, and increase the amount of money raised through research and the sale of Intellectual… Continue Reading →

Are businesses making the most of their IP?

A report commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) says that businesses in the UK are not making the most of their innovations and ideas. The only way to do this is to identify and put a specific value… 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 role of AI in IP

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around since the 1960s. Although it still sounds futuristic as a concept, it’s something that is becoming more entrenched in every day life. The chief benefit of AI is its ability to analyse and manipulate… Continue Reading →

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