Articles

How has Lockdown Changed the way we Exercise?

The lockdown imposed in the UK due to Covid-19 has led to unprecedented changes to our way of life, from adapting to working from home to not being able to visit loved ones. One important concern with such isolation is the effect that it can have on a person’s mental...

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Proud and Patented: Recognising LGBTQ+ Inventors

Despite mass cancellations of parades and events owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the activism and collective sense of celebration for Pride month this year is as strong as ever. With many tuning in online to express solidarity, or opting for socially-distanced campaigns of support, the worldwide recognition of the LGBTQ+...

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Don’t Let Fashion Copycats Ride on Your Coattails

As London’s first ever digital fashion week kicks off, we take a look at the problem of imitation goods in the fashion industry and the Intellectual Property tools available for companies to combat the copycats. Imitation goods cost the fashion industry billions each year, diluting and damaging the reputation of...

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Giving Sustainable Innovation the Green Light

Many will have seen the recent satellite images highlighting the significant reduction in global air pollution since the shutting down of industrial activity by the coronavirus pandemic. As the skies temporarily clear, the impact of industry and human activity on the planet has once again been brought into focus. The...

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Marking Time: Do Patent Numbers Have Any Place on Watches and Other Luxury Goods?

We often advise clients that any product made in accordance with their granted patent should be suitably marked as patented. While there is no requirement for this in UK law, patent marking of products offers considerable benefits and safeguards. On the other hand, there are potential downsides of patent marking...

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