Traditionally innovation in the agricultural sector has, quite literally, been driven from the ground up to maximise yield (crop varieties,…Read More
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UKIPO set to raise fees from April 2018
After consultation the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has announced that there will be an increase in fees from 6…Read More
Common pitfalls for med-tech innovators and how to avoid them
This article was originally published in Med-Tech Innovation magazine Nov/Dec 2017 Do your research A common problem for innovators, and…Read More
World Trademark Review 1000 2018
Following the glowing feedback Barker Brettell received last year from its World Trademark Review 1000, the team are overwhelmed by…Read More
China Trade Marks. Madrid Protocol or National filing?
As more and more businesses continue to expand their interests to China, Barker Brettell is commonly asked by clients how…Read More
Registered design protection is just a click away for Apps
For many digital based companies, patent protection simply will not be appropriate or cost effective. This is because the technology…Read More
CRISPR patent falls in Europe on a fundamental legal requirement – a hard reminder of the entitlement to priority pitfall
In a statement issued by the Broad Institute on 17 January 2018, it was announced that the European Patent Office…Read More
Japanese Design Data now on Designview at the European Union Intellectual Property Office
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently announced that design data from the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) is available…Read More
The gloves are off: Europe is the location to test competitor patent validity.
Stopping your competitors from obtaining patent protection can be equally as important as patenting your own inventions. You don’t necessarily…Read More
How the law on unjustified threats might apply to online takedown schemes
A great deal of business is done via online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay. For IP rights owners it…Read More
Barker Brettell celebrates 2017 record year in style
This year Birmingham based Intellectual Property (IP) specialist Barker Brettell has seen an exceptional growth in demand from its national…Read More
Seminar on European IP – Houston
The route to success: saving time and adding value to clients and attorneys Aimed at: IP paralegals, IP managers, IP…Read More