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Regulations and the surge of software patent applications in the U.S.

The IP protection for software developers is not as strong as it should be in the U.S., but this does not seem to be stopping the development.

What's in a name? Global brand owners make socially-conscious changes

Marked with social unrest, the summer of 2020 has led many businesses and entertainers to reconsider the nature of their names.

Common misconceptions when managing trademarks internationally

Companies engaged in any form of international business will want to pay particular attention to trademark rules, which can differ from country to country.

How to safeguard your IP portfolio: Tips and tricks for SMEs

Intellectual Property protection can offer SMEs considerable advantages in the marketplace against competitors.

Registration now open for Italian trademarks to denote historical significance

Italian inventors can now apply to protect historically or societally relevant trademarks as marchi storici - if they meet specific strict criteria.

Associate Spotlight with Dr. Christopher Brückner

Dr. Christopher Brückner offers his thoughts and tips for companies from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry when dealing with SPCs.

What is patent prosecution? Your A to Z guide

We have you covered with everything you must understand to delve into the patent prosecution process.

The real IP issues with virtual influencers

The rise of virtual influencers could lead to real dilemmas involving IP law and a lot more.

Mid-year review of 2020’s major patent cases from across the globe

While court rulings may have slowed down, the first half of this calendar year has seen some big patent decisions play out in many national high courts.

Modern methods for improving conventional prior-art searches

Traditional searches can adapt by incorporating semantic tools to cover all the bases and ultimately reduce the chances of missing out on substantial prior-art.

Will the COVID-19 pandemic alter the future of patent licensing for vaccines?

As the world races to develop an effective vaccine to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, many discussions have surrounded the impact that patents will have on access to such treatment.

The 10-point checklist for nationalizing your PCT applications

After 50 years, we still cannot help but ask ourselves if having an international application will be enough to lead to a patent in most jurisdictions.