The disappearance of blue Smarties® was a hammer blow that echoed through the mid-noughties. Nestlé®, reacting to fears that artificial…Read More
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Going beyond graphene: the emergence of novel two-dimensional materials
Graphene was once described as a “rising star on the horizon of materials science”, and since then has been the…Read More
New drug development built on solid foundations: how patent law actively encourages incorporating existing products
To receive patent protection an invention needs to be, among other things, new. This would normally stop an existing product…Read More
Saving grace? Possibilities for patent protection after disclosure
Although patent systems around the world vary in their approach to patentability, one common requirement is that an invention must…Read More
Why 3D technology gives hope to complex hip replacement cases
With so many of 2020’s headlines focussed on Covid and Brexit we can be forgiven for letting an important anniversary…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
The need for speed: 5G connectivity means business
Some technical revolutions perforate into our lives without fanfare, gradually being incorporated into business infrastructure until they are considered to…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
Peloton: a cycle of IP litigation?
Background Peloton, one of the world’s leading indoor exercise bike manufacturers, has found itself in what appears to be a…Read More
Gold tier ranking in World Trade Mark Review 1000
Barker Brettell has once again been recognised as one of the UK’s leading trade mark practices in the 2021 edition…Read More
Latest Halloumi decision: the strength of inherent distinctiveness and PDO protection
Just a decade ago, Cypriot halloumi cheese was considered a niche food, but since then its popularity has soared throughout…Read More
Making IP up? Five myths surrounding trade marks that could cost you your cosmetic brand…
Rosalyn Newsome, partner and trade mark attorney at Barker Brettell, discusses five common myths that, as head of the firm’s…Read More