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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

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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Patents

22-11-2018

Swiss-type second medical use patents, plausibility and infringement — is there a conclusion?

A recent Supreme Court judgement has important implications for pharmaceutical patents.

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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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Patents

16-07-2018

Is a numerical range novel if it overlaps with a previously disclosed numerical range?

Jushi v OCV brings the UK approach in line with the EPO's when assessing overlapping range novelty.

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Patents

06-03-2018

The inter partes review legal loophole in the USA: a follow-up

Some US companies are potentially abusing the patent system with the help of tribes.

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Patents

06-03-2018

Swiss-type second medical use patents

Get the latest from the ongoing battle over the blockbuster drug pregabalin.

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Patents

17-11-2017

Tribes, trolls and legal loopholes

An unusual legal loophole could be helping US companies to abuse the patent system.

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