When the UK left the EU with effect from 1 January 2021, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) set…Read More
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Unravelling the mysteries of motor neurone disease
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, leading to the death…Read More
Conscious uncomplicating? Is the end to ‘backup’ trade mark filings in China in sight?
Under the current practice of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), the suspension of a trade mark application is…Read More
The exponential rise in counterfeit goods
With an estimated 4.48 billion social media users worldwide, it is unsurprising that counterfeiters, and those promoting counterfeit goods, have…Read More
Do safety regulations inhibit innovation in the aerospace sector?
Reading this headline, you might think that safety inhibiting innovation isn’t a bad thing. Stockton Rush, founder of OceanGate® Expeditions…Read More
Who should own the IP in work generated by AI?
Since the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, the power of AI has been at the forefront of many peoples’…Read More
Under the influence? Protecting your brand on social media platforms
Influencer culture is prevalent across all social media platforms, offering a relatively new and powerful marketing channel for brands. It’s…Read More
Energy giants advance investment to accelerate clean energy solutions
According to the IEA report ‘Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations in Net Zero Transitions’, oil and gas operations account…Read More
Drone sector patents take off as innovation accelerates
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) is a rapidly growing sub-sector within the aerospace industry. UAS are formed of one or more…Read More
Barker Brettell ready to lead client representation at the UPC after confirmation that English will be a language option
With the Unified Patent Court (UPC) having opened its doors on 1 June 2023, heralding a new era for patent…Read More
The sky is the limit for aerospace IP
Historically, the aerospace sector has been a major player in the world of Intellectual Property (IP). While technology and consumer…Read More
Four steps to take the heat out of a cease-and-desist letter
It’s the correspondence that no one wants to receive: a cease-and-desist letter, informing the recipient that they are infringing Intellectual…Read More