Taking the fast lane - New PPH program between Japan and France
Now that the Japanese and French patent systems are aligned, applicants from both countries might be interested in taking advantage of this new PPH agreement.
Everyday IP: When were socks invented?
Many times, even the most basic products that we are taking for granted — such as the socks you are likely wearing as you read this — are tied to IP.
New developments: Bracing for Brexit's effects on international IP
A brief guide on all notable changes that IP rights holders have to face after the transition period ends on January 1, 2021.
Facing supply chain concerns in the COVID-19 era
Knock-off products are always a problem for business owners holding IP rights, but supply chain disruptions allow malevolent actors to make a tidy profit.
How intelligent is your Intellectual Property intelligence?
Analyzing competitor activities and being well-informed of innovative new technologies is essential to a good Intellectual Property (IP) strategy.
COVID-19 and Intellectual Property's role in facilitating vaccine access
The year 2020 commenced in much the same way as most years do, but it quickly became apparent that the world needed to brace for the unexpected.
Strategies patent defendants use to avoid injunctions
Injunctions against patent infringement are available in many national court systems, but there are some procedural differences when courts may make injunctions available as a remedy.
Trademark everything: The not-so-secret world of celebrity IP
Celebrities know the power of branding and the benefits it brings, but they also tend to be a bit quirky.
Brexit and Supplementary Protection Certificates
SPCs are essential in the pharmaceutical and plant variety industries because they provide a means to extend patent protection for up to five years.
Be vigilant and diligent in protecting your brand from counterfeiters
Establishing strong Intellectual Property protection is an essential part of any effort to shield your goods from counterfeiters.
Coping with cost pressure in Intellectual Property
Maintaining a balanced budget while keeping up a high IP protection level can be quite challenging, especially during times of crisis.
Brexit: what will finally happen on January 1, 2021?
Some aspects of the future relationship between the EU and the UK remain uncertain, but luckily most of the issues concerning registered IP rights are clear.