Registered IP and Online Marketplaces

Online platforms have a fundamental interest in promoting and facilitating IP…


UK, EP and PCT applications - Different Routes to Patent Protection in the UK

Patents are territorial rights, which means they can only be granted and…


Why is trade mark registration important for franchising?

Why are Trade Marks Important for a Franchise? Ensuring that strong trade mark…


Impact of the new Rules of Procedure of the EPO Boards of Appeal on users of the EPO system

In January 2020 the European Patent Office (EPO) introduced the new Rules of…


Blockchain IP register at the EUIPO

In April 2021 the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launched the first…


LIDL hit by a gin-terdict

Not long after a trade mark dispute between supermarkets M&S and Aldi…


$1.8 Billion deal sealed over a trade secret dispute

Two Korean manufacturers of electric vehicle (EV) batteries have recently been…


An introduction to international trade mark applications under the Madrid System

Companies operating in different countries are likely to need trade mark…


Designs 101 - The basics of design protection

The design of a product is often an important aspect that can influence…


Six reasons why an SME should invest in IP

Why should SMEs invest in IP? The intellectual property (IP) system plays an…