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IP tips

21-10-2019

What is Freedom to Operate (FTO) in relation to patents and IP?

What is Freedom to Operate (FTO) — and how do I minimise my risk of patent infringement?

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IP tips

16-10-2019

How to protect your brand on social media — seven top tips

There are always risks for brands on social media, so make sure you're protected with these tips.

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IP tips

14-10-2019

Start-ups and SMEs — top tips to start thinking about IP

Here's our quick guide to help you start thinking about your IP and how to protect it.

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IP tips

02-10-2019

Femtech start-ups — how to start thinking about intellectual property

The female technology industry is booming. Here are some top IP tips to help femtech start-ups.

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IP tips

27-09-2019

Brexit — Your domain name is at risk

You could lose your right to own any .eu domain names after Brexit — here are our recommendations.

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IP tips

26-09-2019

Using IP to protect the retail experience and achieve competitive advantage

Today retail is all about the experience — and smart retailers can protect their creativity with IP.

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IP tips

17-09-2019

Inventions made after hours — who owns the patent?

Does your employer still own the rights to inventions you devise while working 'out of hours'?

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IP tips

22-05-2019

Working together — who owns the patents?

Before collaborating to develop technology, it's important to clearly assign the ownership of IP.

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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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IP tips

03-12-2018

The rise of fashion tie-ups — how to protect your brand when licensing

Athleisure labels are highly sought after for luxury tie-ups. But is their IP protected?

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IP tips

26-11-2018

Five key considerations when protecting IP in China

There are many unique challenges when it comes to registering IP in China.

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IP tips

08-11-2018

Licensing patents related to infrastructure for electric and autonomous vehicles

Here are four key points to consider when licensing standard essential patents (SEPs).

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IP tips

05-11-2018

Patent ownership and inventorship — a quick guide

Applicants, inventors, owners. What's the difference? Here's a quick guide.

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IP tips

26-10-2018

Patent Box — four considerations to secure tax relief on profits from patented products

You might be entitled to tax relief on profits earned from your patented inventions.

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IP tips

18-10-2018

The patent process — making the most of your window of opportunity

A guide to the patent process for individuals, start-ups, small companies and universities.

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IP tips

03-10-2018

​Should I trade mark my business name?

Four key considerations to help you decide whether you should trade mark the name of your business.

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IP tips

27-09-2018

The importance of IP in mergers and acquisitions

In light of the Versace/Michael Kors deal, we explore the importance of managing your IP portfolio.

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IP tips

24-09-2018

A faster way to patent green technologies

Here's how you can fast-track your green tech patents, bringing your products to market quicker.

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IP tips

21-09-2018

What makes a ‘good’ trade mark?

Here’s a quick guide to four factors that influence whether a trade mark is ‘good’.

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IP tips

30-07-2018

Six key considerations for patent co-ownership agreements

We explore patent co-ownership and identify six key considerations for successful IP collaboration.

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IP tips

01-06-2018

Over the shoulder disclosure — where are your employees reading emails?

Does peering over a shoulder at an email constitute disclosure? Here’s some practical guidance.

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IP tips

21-05-2018

A simple guide to marking your IP rights

We explore the correct ways to mark products, services and creations with details of your IP rights.

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