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Intellectual Property considerations when expanding to the United Arab Emirates

When entering a new market, it is vital to carefully analyze all aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) that may be involved.

Trademark basics: What does the R inside a circle mean?

We are just as happy to address fundamental questions as we are to handle queries about some of the most complicated points of the legal procedure!

Making the most of your patent drawings

Drawings are an essential element of any patent application for a device or design that requires a visual depiction of the functions and concepts involved.

The tech dilemma: Should I patent my app?

After developing a trail-blazer mobile app or feature, the ultimate question you need to answer is whether it makes sense to pursue patentability.

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Patents

Closing in on the Unitary Patent and opt-out strategies

It is time to think about the advent of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) later in 2022 or early 2023.

Your go-to guide to patent renewals

Receiving a patent grant is more than half the battle, but maintaining the exclusive rights to your invention for as long as possible is not as straightforward as might be imagined.

Can an AI think like an IP professional?

Discover what modern methodologies can offer your company and unlock your IP team's full potential.

Trademarks

SM vs. TM: What to know and how to choose the right trademark symbol

The field of Intellectual Property (IP) is full of symbols that are common shorthand to those in the know but that can be somewhat puzzling to the unversed.

Trademarking a name: considerations and best practices

Conducting due diligence with a thorough prior art search is the best way to find out if a name is trademarked.

Trademarking a slogan - the why and how

The right slogan can be of great value to your brand identity, and so learning how to trademark one is a vital Intellectual Property (IP) lesson.

Industry News

Playing trademark hardball: Supreme Court of Appeal decision in POLO dispute

A decades-long saga about the POLO brand and what it means to consumers in South Africa saw its most recent play.

WTR 1000: Dennemeyer lauded again for excellence in trademark management

The Dennemeyer Group is honored to be cited once again in the latest release of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000.

Facebook's 'Meta' transformation and the complexity of rebranding

Facebook's rebrand as Meta serves as an effective illustration of how complex the process can be and the Intellectual Property implications it may hold.