Stopping your competitors from obtaining patent protection can be equally as important as patenting your own inventions. You don’t necessarily…Read More
Data, data, everywhere – so how can you protect it?
Data is a big deal, and will continue to be so. There is a huge exponential growth in the production…Read More
The good, the bad, and the very ugly ‘cease and desist’ letters
Branding, and the values it represents, is at the core of all businesses, so it is understandable that companies will…Read More
On your marks, get set, go … for changes at the UKIPO
This article was first published on Lexis®PSL IP on 11 September 2017. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL. Since the 1st October 2017, ‘virtual’ or ‘web’ marking of…Read More
Is water the new soft drink?
As I previously reported, there is plenty of innovation in the soft drinks industry; some of this stems from the…Read More
Indonesia becomes the 100th member of the Madrid Protocol
On 2 October 2017, Indonesia officially became the 100th member of the Madrid Protocol system meaning that as of 02…Read More
You have an invention…what next?
The SME decision to patent, publish or keep secret As a decision maker in a SME, you may recognise the…Read More
Innovation without bright sparks – the compression petrol engine is here!
Continuing our series highlighting innovative developments in automotive engineering, Dr Mark R. Thurston, patent attorney and partner, today turns his…Read More
EUTM Reforms – 1st October 2017
On 1st October 2017 the final changes to the European Trade Mark system came into force. This is phase two…Read More
Is innovation the answer to regulation?
The debate about the consequences and impact of regulatory policies has always been controversial. It is clear that the implementation…Read More
Designs and complex products: – what is normal?
Registered designs are becoming an increasingly important part of a company’s IP portfolio. For simple or whole products, protection is…Read More
What do you get if you cross a turbocharger and a supercharger?
Progress. For those expecting a witty punchline, I apologise. However, for those more interested in ‘punchy’ acceleration, the development of…Read More