Electric cars are great for eliminating at-vehicle emissions, but, even with a 10-20 year battery life-span, it will not be…Read More
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Does EV signal the demise of automotive brands?
“People can have the Model T in any colour, so long as it’s black,” Henry Ford famously said when he…Read More
The verdict is in: it’s a yes from the FDA for the controversial Alzheimer’s drug, after a tricky year for Biogen
The pharmaceutical industry has eagerly awaited the decision from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the first new…Read More
‘Work of Art’ or brand violation? MSCHF settles as Nike stamps on trade mark infringement
Nike has recently reached a settlement with the Brooklyn art collective, MSCHF, over the alleged infringement of a pair of…Read More
Keeping in line: intraoperative surgical guidance innovation
Surgery is, by its very nature, an invasive procedure. It can be transformative to the quality of life of those…Read More
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
Is the EPO pro-biotic? Protecting microbiome-friendly inventions
Purchasing habits across the Western world are evolving, and one of the major drivers of changing Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)…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
Branching out: how to protect your business in new territories
The Coronavirus pandemic and Brexit may have caused an, albeit temporary, double whammy of business uncertainty, but important commercial opportunities…Read More
Catherine Wiseman marks 25 years at Barker Brettell
One of the world’s leading trade mark professionals – and home-grown talent – Catherine Wiseman, is celebrating 25 years at…Read More
The material world of aerospace: superalloys and coatings
2020 was not the easiest year for the aerospace industry. It is said that necessity is the mother of invention,…Read More