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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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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

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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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

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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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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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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Trade marks

06-09-2018

Shedding light on the EU protected food name register

An explanation of protected names of food and drink products under EU law in light of Brexit.

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Patents

28-08-2018

Adding patents into the mixing bowl with GBBO

Ahead of GBBO 2018, we ask — can you protect your cakes and recipes with patents?

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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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Patents

19-03-2018

Microbiome inventions — patenting the gastric microbes that keep you healthy

Dr Simon Mitchell considers microbiome inventions at the European Patent Office.

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