Background Peloton, one of the world’s leading indoor exercise bike manufacturers, has found itself in what appears to be a…Read More
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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
Identifying IP – how to protect your new products
Developing a new product, invention or service is an exciting process for any business, as you finally see your hard…Read More
Empowered by solar
When I first became aware of solar panels they were powering calculators and the satellites circling the planet. Their common…Read More
Why it’s positive to patent
There is a common misconception that patents only benefit their owner. A patent owner can prevent others commercially exploiting their…Read More
Knee replacements – one size fits all?
Arthritis is an extremely common condition in the UK. It causes joint pain, limits mobility, and can become so debilitating…Read More
Can an AI be an inventor?
As Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines become ever more capable, the way in which they are treated by existing law is…Read More
Lewis Hamilton crashes out of the EUIPO
Lewis Hamilton has had a very successful 2020, recently matching Michael Schumacher’s tally of seven Formula 1 World Championships, making…Read More
New Year brings IP changes, but patent process remains the same
As the New Year starts many of us think about setting new goals and making changes. One thing that hasn’t…Read More
Brexit and your IP rights – what you need to know from 1 January 2021
As we approach the end of the Brexit transition period, we revisit the key points to consider, to ensure the…Read More