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intellectual property

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 →

China Gets Patent World Record for 1m Filings in a Year

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently confirmed China had become the first country to file 1 million patent applications in a single year.  China is thus driving Asian-led growth in innovation worldwide: 62% of global filing activity for patents… Continue Reading →

Should Computers be Named as Patent Inventors?

As current patent law stands only a human individual can file as an inventor on a patent who conceived of the idea. Defined as “the formation in the mind of the inventor of a definite and permanent idea of the… Continue Reading →

Recent Survey Confirms Intellectual Property is Good for the European Economy

A second EU-wide study was recently published by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).  The study concerned the impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) (i.e. patents, trade marks, designs, copyright) on the European economy… Continue Reading →

New EPO Signature Guidelines for Transferring Rights

From 1 November 2016 the European Patent Office (EPO) will require signatures from both the assignor and assignee when recording transfers of rights on pending European patents and granted patents at the EPO.  US originating documents are likely to be… Continue Reading →

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