Everyday IP: The technology behind movie magic
Several critical phases of innovation, each involving one or more inventors, ensured that moviemaking evolved from a curiosity into mainstream entertainment.
What happens now to Royal Warrants of Appointment?
For many businesses, large and small, succession brings not only a change in ruler but a change in their marketing.
Sustainability in the Intellectual Property life cycle
Unleash the power of IP and innovation to realize business success.
Everyday IP: Mickey Mouse and the tale of Intellectual Property in film
The issue of Disney's signature Mickey Mouse character entering the public domain is just one example of IP's major — and multifaceted — effects on the movie business.
Moderna sues Pfizer / BioNTech for COVID vaccine patent infringement
Though Intellectual Property (IP) disputes are not uncommon in the pharmaceutical industry, the scale and prominence of this litigation are of rare magnitude.
Playing your cards right: trade secret or patent?
Understand the strengths and weaknesses of trade secrets and patents before choosing one or the other for your Intellectual Property (IP).
What can be trademarked — and what cannot?
At first glance, the topic of trademark eligibility seems obvious, but the reality is a lot more complex.
Everyday IP: Inventing music
Music is a copyright-eligible form of original art, but plenty of inventions past and present ensure that it is played and heard as the artists intended.
What if all IP rights lasted forever?
The concept of Intellectual Property (IP) rights that last forever makes for a fascinating hypothetical — but, in practice, it would be detrimental to creation and innovation.
The now and future of MENAP IP: a roundtable discussion
Our expert panel discuss the current state of IP in the MENAP region and what the future holds.
Cooperation and harmony: IP treaties in MENAP
IP treaties ensure enormous advantages for all kinds of import and export transactions.
Pick your patent poison: to renew upfront or not?
South Africa provides a practical case study of a jurisdiction where only renewals are payable.