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The latest IP news and insights from our expert attorneys.

Patents

08-07-2019

Undisclosed disclaimers — a bittersweet lesson from the EPO?

A recent decision highlights the pitfalls of using undisclosed disclaimers in patent claims.

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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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Trade marks

21-05-2019

Guns N’ Rosé — welcome to the IP jungle

A new rock and roll-themed alcoholic drink hasn't gone down well with Guns N' Roses' lawyers...

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Patents

16-04-2019

​Three alternative, innovative Easter egg ideas

Want to go above and beyond a cheap supermarket chocolate egg this Easter? Prepare to be inspired...

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Trade marks

10-04-2019

Cheesy feet — how to protect an unusual trade mark

Here’s our guide to protecting unusual trade marks, such as colours, shapes, patterns and smells.

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Trade marks

16-01-2019

BIG MAC trade mark McCancelled

In a real David vs Goliath trade mark dispute, McDonald's BIG MAC registration has been cancelled.

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Patents

14-12-2018

The fizzy drink revolution

Get your New Year's resolution off to a sparkling start — we explore a new, healthy fizzy drink...

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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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Patents

12-11-2018

Tea — a simple cuppa, or the elixir of youth?

It turns out that a decent cuppa can prevent disease and fight ageing... we break down the science.

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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

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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Copyright

25-09-2018

GBBO and the art of baking — can I protect my innovative food products with IP?

Could GBBO contestants copyright the taste of their amazing creations?

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