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The latest IP news and insights from our expert attorneys.

Patents

11-09-2019

Seven creative ways to combat climate change — what we can learn from patent activity

Could one of these seven creative inventions successfully mitigate the effects of climate change?

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Trade marks

22-08-2019

Pharmaceuticals — WHEN to apply for trade mark protection

Trade marks can be revoked for non-use, which presents the question: when is the best time to apply?

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Patents

24-07-2019

Flower power — can I patent a ‘natural’ product?

We explore natural alternatives to synthetic insect repellents to see how easy they are to patent.

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Patents

15-07-2019

How to attack a UK patent or application

Attacking UK patents or applications can be costly and time-consuming, so here are some top tips.

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Patents

23-05-2019

Nutricosmetics — you are what you eat

Nutricosmetics contain powerful benefits, but patenting them can be tricky... Here are our top tips.

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Events

12-04-2019

Five ways to champion women in IP

Here are five things both men and women can do to improve diversity and encourage success in IP.

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Patents

05-04-2019

Dancing on a competitor’s grave — six considerations when buying patents from a dissolved company

There are key risks to consider before you look to acquire bargain patents from dissolved companies.

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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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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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Industry news

21-01-2019

Changes to the EUTM Directive 2015

Here's a summary of the latest changes to EU trade mark law.

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Industry news

14-01-2019

Deal or no deal — how will trade marks work after Brexit?

We break down the government's new 'TM Exit Regulations', set to come into play on 'Brexit day'.

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Industry news

08-01-2019

Deal or no deal — what happens to my intellectual property rights after Brexit?

Ahead of the 'meaningful vote', here's what will happen to all your IP rights once we leave the EU.

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