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12-08-2020

How to protect the shape of a car — lessons from Jaguar Land Rover and INEOS

JLR failed to protect the shape of its iconic Defender — here's what went wrong.

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06-08-2020

The COVID gaming boom — why and how to protect your IP

If you’re developing a game, here’s a crash course in IP to help get you up-to-speed.

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28-07-2020

How to throw a spanner in the works for patent applicants — third party observations 101

Third party observations can cost-effectively influence the examination of patent applications.

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23-06-2020

Intellectual Property - Top tips for Directors

Business is hard enough – IP key points explained!

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19-05-2020

Protecting intellectual property in the fashion industry – debunking the myths – PART THREE: Registered and Unregistered Trade Marks

In my final piece of this series, we’ll look at Registered and Unregistered Trade Marks:

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IP tips

19-05-2020

Protecting intellectual property in the fashion industry – debunking the myths – PART ONE: copyright and patents

I’m going to look at what elements of the fashion industry can be protected and dispel some myths

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IP tips

14-05-2020

The impact of the oil price on patent decision-making

The oil & gas exploration and production industry is very susceptible to changes in the oil price..

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13-05-2020

Managing patent costs in an economic downturn

In an economic downturn, it can be necessary for companies to reduce their patent portfolio costs.

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27-04-2020

Attracting investment – where does your IP fit in?

We are living in trying times and seeking investment may currently be on the agenda.

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IP tips

08-04-2020

Innovating in a crisis — how to rapidly file patent applications

Innovators are finding new opportunities during this pandemic and need to protect them, quickly.

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IP tips

21-02-2020

Co-working spaces — keep it confidential

Reduce your risk when discussing inventions, technical processes or strategies in co-working spaces.

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IP tips

18-02-2020

A guide to intellectual property in the creative industries — protecting pitches, brands and concepts

Grasp the IP basics and learn how to harness it to add value to your business and clients.

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IP tips

07-01-2020

How to prevent public disclosures and ensure confidentiality during clinical trials

Make sure that the performance of your clinical trial doesn’t become novelty-destroying prior art.

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IP tips

23-12-2019

Electric vehicles, virtual reality and femtech — 2019 year-in-review

Our round-up of important IP news and trends from 2019.

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IP tips

24-11-2019

Precision medicine — how to craft effective patent claims

Find out how to draft patent claims for personalised medicines that meet EPC requirements.

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19-11-2019

How to keep information truly confidential when collaborating to invent — five top tips

Some tips to ensure that inventors meet the novelty requirement for patents in the digital age.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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