Companies working in the medical device space are an inspiration, working tirelessly to improve the lives of patients and their…Read More
Category: IP Developments
Hair-raising developments in medical materials
Tailoring the properties exhibited by a material has classically focussed on altering its chemical or compositional nature (for example, to…Read More
Aerospace – the emission mission
Someone taking a return flight from London to New York generates about the same level of emissions as the average…Read More
We have the power – but is it in the right place, at the right time?
Grid balancing – the ramping up of production to cover peaks in power usage – is becoming ever more important…Read More
Online marketplaces get tough on counterfeiters
Online marketplaces are realising that, in order to continue to enjoy the goodwill of genuine small businesses that use their…Read More
How can you protect nothing? No brand IP.
When did simple or minimal branding become so desirable? Did it start with Coco Chanel’s No.5 perfume bottle in 1924?…Read More
Go large or go niche?
Can we really say that, in today’s global economy, the size of an automotive brand is no longer important? Should…Read More
Plausibility at the EPO – how much data or experimental information is enough?
A patent for an invention provides its owner with the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale…Read More
Tips from the top: Barker Brettell keeps its eye on designs
Advice on how to secure design right protection is plentiful, but is it effective? As the top UK representative filer…Read More
Five tips for anti-counterfeiting in the automotive sector
The more successful the brand, the more likely the products will be targeted by counterfeiters and the automotive industry is…Read More
Black plastic: the black sheep in the recycling industry
In the UK, it is estimated that one million tonnes of plastic packaging goes to landfill every year. The 2015…Read More
Bolstering your armoury against trade mark squatters in China
It is a problem that, as trade mark attorneys, we come across all too often – trade mark owners find…Read More