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The latest IP news and insights from our expert attorneys.

Trade marks

12-03-2019

Can fashion brands survive the transition from sale to rental?

Fashion's shifting from an ownership to a rental model — and brands must be prepared for the future.

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Patents

07-03-2019

​Patentability of plants or animals — the Boards of Appeal of the EPO Boards of Appeal assert authority

A new EPO decision clarifies aspects of its position, but leaves many questions unanswered...

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Trade marks

07-03-2019

Six steps your business should take to protect its brands

Every business has a valuable brand that should be protected. Here are six key steps to take.

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Events

05-03-2019

Women in IP — join our global networking event on 4 April

You're invited to our global networking event all about improving diversity in the IP industry.

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Patents

28-02-2019

The fundamentals of battery development and patent protection

Here’s how battery tech innovators can protect and exploit their endeavours​​ in some creative ways.

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Patents

20-02-2019

How are innovations using graphene to drive us towards sustainable transport?

A must-read for the automotive industry ahead of the Graphene Automotive conference.

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IP tips

11-02-2019

.eu domain names and a ‘no deal’ Brexit — why you need a contingency plan

Do you use a .eu domain name? Here's why you must now consider a Brexit contingency plan.

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Designs

08-02-2019

How will design protection work after Brexit?

Find out what's set to happen to your unregistered and registered design rights after Brexit.

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Patents

05-02-2019

Size matters — patenting at the nanoscale

Can you gain protection for a nanomaterial despite the material itself having been disclosed before?

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Patents

04-02-2019

How smart is a smart fabric — does performance apparel deliver on the marketing hype?

Smart fabrics promise the wearer enhanced performance, but what's so special about these materials​?

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Copyright

31-01-2019

Copyright in gaming — why is everyone suing Fortnite?

Find out why Fortnite's success has sparked several high-profile legal battles over popular dances.

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Trade marks

30-01-2019

To brand or not to brand — the shift from no logo to pro logo

As the world moves beyond the 'no logo' trend, we ask — can brands be a force for positive change?

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