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New UKIPO “IP Access” Fund. Up to £5,000 Intellectual Property Grant Available for SMEs

As part of the UK Government’s strategy to rebound the economy through the success of knowledge-led high skill businesses, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has launched a new IP Access fund as an extension of the existing IP Audit Plus programme. This new fund, which offers grants of up...

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Practical Considerations for Registered Design Protection

  Registered designs are a cost-effective form of IP protection that enables the physical appearance of a product to be protected from use by competitors. The scope of protection is determined by the images, or representations, of the product in the design registration and it is down to the applicant...

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Agri-Tech, The Internet of Things, and Getting Ahead of the Curve

  With global population surging and with increasing pressures, both legislative and environmental, brought on by climate change, the agriculture sector has been forced to adapt to a new series of challenges. In recent years, one partial solution, which has risen to prominence, is the use of Internet of Things...

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Thinking “Outside-the-box”: Celebrating Neurodivergent Inventors

  As a patent attorney, one of the things you really come to appreciate is how much rests on thinking “outside-the-box”. So many steps in the innovation cycle – from our clients coming up with inventive technology, to us finding creative solutions to protecting it – benefit hugely from the...

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Chemical Patents – How to Get the Protection You Want in Europe Part 2: Supporting the Invention

  Part 1 As those familiar with the patent granting process will know, a European patent is obtained via the European Patent Office (EPO). For a European patent to be granted, it has to meet a series of requirements set by the European Patent Convention (EPC). At least in some...

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