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Six Things to Consider When Protecting the Design of Your Food and Drink Product

When it comes to protecting the logo, branding and packaging of your food and drink product, often people turn their immediate attention to trade marks, potentially overlooking valuable protection available through registered designs. From industry icons, like the Coke bottle and Cadbury’s purple packaging, through to innovative new-comers, like letterbox-friendly...

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SPCs: What it means to be protected by a patent

Further guidance has come from the CJEU on the disclosure requirements in a patent of a medicinal drug for it to be awarded a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC), and the associated market exclusivity, in Europe. Unlike the case for infringement, it is not enough for the medicinal drug, or “product”,...

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Pinot in the Post – Can Letterbox Friendly Packaging Designs be Protected?

They say necessity is the mother of invention. That may be true, but in this brave new world of social distancing and contactless deliveries, clever product design is also coming to the fore – making it possible to post all sorts of items right through your letter box. In the...

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Chemistry and Modern Innovation: Part 2 Advancing Chemical Understanding

Our previous article ‘Chemistry and Modern Innovation: Part 1’ outlined the ways in which chemistry has facilitated developments in other industries, looking at a number of innovations reliant on chemical products and processes. In this article, we will consider how chemical innovation itself can be progressed using technologies developed in...

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Wisdom of the crowd: how to make sure IP doesn’t derail your crowdfunding efforts

Startups raising hundreds of thousands – even millions – of pounds via Kickstarter may be rarer than it once was, but crowdfunding remains a popular method of fundraising. There are a myriad of options, whether you go down the equity crowdfunding route offered by the likes of Seedrs, CrowdCube, and...

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