Intellectual property news and updates

Kingfisher Airlines – the importance of reputational brand value

In April this year we reported on the impending auctioning off of a number of pledged trade marks owned by the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines (KAL) in a somewhat anxious attempt to recover the reported Rs 7,000 crore (if not more) owed to its 17-strong lender consortium. The story highlighted how a business’s intellectual property portfolio…

Fishing For Assets: The Value of Intellectual Property

Kingfisher Airlines, the now-defunct Indian airline whose parent company is United Breweries Group (UB), is putting nine of its trade marks up for auction in an attempt to repay a reported Rs 7,000 crore (approximately £748 million) owed to a number of its lenders. By way of background, Kingfisher Airlines (KAL) was founded in 2003 by famous…

Crowdfunding and the importance of patents

Crowdfunding can be a useful tool for fundraising when starting a new business. However, where inventions are concerned, you might need to file a patent application first.

Apple vs Samsung – Are registered designs worth it?

The UK Court of Appeal recently confirmed the first instance decision that Samsung’s Galaxy tablet does not infringe Apple’s rights in the EU because the Samsung design is “not as cool” as Apple’s.


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