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Shape Change Not InventiveJuly 26, 2017

For a patent to be valid, it is not sufficient that it is simply something new. There has to be an inventive step over the...

Internet Search Confusion Not Enough for Trade Mark InfringementJune 30, 2017

Argos is a well-known retailer in the UK and owns its trade name. However, the argos.com web domain is owned by a US company which...

Pioneering Psychologist Blocks Abusive Use of His Name OnlineJune 12, 2017

A recent case in which web searches for a pioneering psychologist led to a website selling shoes and clothes shows the extent to which Nominet,...

High Court Keeps Commercially Sensitive Product Information SecretMay 23, 2017

Litigation often requires disclosure of highly sensitive commercial details. However, as one intellectual property case concerning a mapping database showed, the courts do have sophisticated...

Developing Others’ Ideas Can Itself Be Novel and InventiveApril 26, 2017

Patents that merely repeat pre-existing ideas are invalid – there has to be something novel about an invention to secure patent protection. However, that does...

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Patent Searches Improved

Checking for existing patents in force is easy (and free) if you use the UK Intellectual Property Office's (UKIPO) patent databases which are accessible online....

Patents – The Basics

Some people may think that once you have obtained patent protection for your product, you need do nothing further to protect your rights against infringement...

Patents Made Simple

In response to representations regarding the cost of obtaining intellectual property protection in the UK, the Intellectual Property Office has introduced a new online patent...

Protecting Your Design Rights

Protecting intellectual property has always been a complex area of law, but in one specific area things may be getting clearer. The Registered Designs Regulations...

Registering a Trade Mark

Your business has its own unique brand and reputation and it is vital in a competitive marketplace to ensure that these are protected from unscrupulous...

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