Intellectual property news and updates

Smells like... "PLAY-DOH?"

Hasbro successfully register the distinctive scent as a US Trade Mark.

UK ratifies the Unified Patent Court Agreement

On World IP Day 2018, the UK IP Minister, Sam Gyimah MP, announced the ratification of the UPCA. We look at the details of such a ratification.

Trade marks - a Messi business

Argentine football star Lionel Messi finally wins right to trade mark his own name after 7 year legal dispute

PPH Agreement between the UKIPO and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office

We detail the recent patent prosecution highway agreement between the UK Intellectual Property Office and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office.

EUIPO call time on Crocs' registered designs

The General Court has ruled that Crocs' registered design is invalid. We highlight the lessons to be learnt.

Obtaining a patent for Tunisia via the European Patent Office

It is now possible to include up to 43 countries in an European patent application after the validation agreement between Tunisia and the EPO on the 1 December 2017.

The patent landscape in the world of virtual reality

Patent filings related to virtual reality technology are increasing. We take a look at developments in VR and how best to protect this technology.

The Internet of Things: Protecting Your IP in the Next Tech Revolution

We consider how intellectual property can be protected in the next digital revolution of technology.

Japan and India Join Designview

From 19th January 2018, India has made its design data available within Designview following on from Japan joining on the 4th January.

Indonesia becomes 100th member state to join the Madrid Protocol

We detail the changes this will have on Indonesian brand owners and foreign enterprises looking to cover Indonesia as part of their international registrations.


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