Intellectual Property (IP) law is not something that easily attracts the UK public’s attention. However this changed significantly when the…Read More
Sector: Food & Drink
How do I decide whether to opt out of the Unified Patent Court?
The European Patent Office (EPO) and participating European Union countries are in the final stages of establishing the Unitary Patent…Read More
Copy That: IPM Magazine November 2021 featured article
What can the FMGC sector do to protect its branded products against copycats? Carole Drury, associate patent attorney at Barker…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
Blue dye thinking?
The disappearance of blue Smarties® was a hammer blow that echoed through the mid-noughties. Nestlé®, reacting to fears that artificial…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
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
Top five trends in agtech 2020
According to The United Nations the world’s population is expected to increase by two billion people in the next 30…Read More
Making money from innovation
When developing a new product, it can take years before it is a self-sustaining enterprise. This is a problem for…Read More
Intellectual Property: the lifeblood of SMEs
Much has been written about why a startup company should invest in Intellectual Property (IP), or why it is vital…Read More
Locally grown, globally consumed: why a PDO is an international advantage.
Under the European Union (EU) protected food name scheme, there are three types of protection marks you can apply for:…Read More
IPO set return to normal deadlines as it announces it will end interrupted days on 29 July 2020
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has reviewed its position on interrupted days, deciding to bring this to an end on…Read More