The pharmaceutical industry has eagerly awaited the decision from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the first new…Read More
Category: IP Developments
European Patent Office extends the exemption for filing search reports to China
The European Patent Convention requires that an applicant filing an application at the European Patent Office (EPO) that claims priority…Read More
ViCo no-go at EPO?
Friday, 28 May 2021 saw a first in Oral Proceedings at the European Patent Office with the live streaming of…Read More
Post-Brexit trade mark rights: Barker Brettell explains the updated processes
At the end of the Brexit transition period the UKIPO created comparable UK rights for all EU registrations and EU…Read More
Blue dye thinking?
The disappearance of blue Smarties® was a hammer blow that echoed through the mid-noughties. Nestlé®, reacting to fears that artificial…Read More
Artificial Intelligence – clever enough to be inventive?
As part of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly finding its way into virtually every part…Read More
Online or not online? That is the question for fashion retailers in today’s market
Following on from our previous article on the value of Intellectual Property and the importance of keeping your brand alive,…Read More
Empowered by solar
When I first became aware of solar panels they were powering calculators and the satellites circling the planet. Their common…Read More
Knee replacements – one size fits all?
Arthritis is an extremely common condition in the UK. It causes joint pain, limits mobility, and can become so debilitating…Read More
New Year brings IP changes, but patent process remains the same
As the New Year starts many of us think about setting new goals and making changes. One thing that hasn’t…Read More
Will 2021 be the year electric vehicles and V2G become mainstream?
It might seem an outlandish question, but asking “It’s 2020, where’s my flying car?” might actually get a positive response,…Read More
Understanding the new rules for European trade mark and design renewals and UK clones post-Brexit
With the Brexit transition deadline edging ever closer – just 30 days to go- it is important to understand the…Read More