Category Archives: Designs

Intellectual Property for Start-ups and other Small Businesses

Intellectual property (“IP”) is the collective term for the bundle of rights that protect investment in branding, design, technology, art and literature. Examples of such rights (“IPR”) include patents for inventions, registered trade marks for brands, registered designs for product … Continue reading

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Patents County Court FAQ

These are the questions that I am often asked by solicitors – particularly those who do not specialize in intellectual property – about proceedings in the Patents County Court What is the Patents County Court? Officially the Patents County Court … Continue reading

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Proceedings in the IPO

On Friday 29 Oct 2011 I attended the hearing officer at Concept House, the head office of the Intellectual Property Office in Newport. My opponent attended the hearing at the IPO’s premises in Bloomsbury. Her client was at the end … Continue reading

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WIPO Day Road Show

“Designing the Future” is the theme of this year’s World Intellectual Property Day 2011. In his message, Francis Gurry, the Director General of the WIPO, said: “Design touches every aspect of human creativity. It shapes the things we appreciate from … Continue reading

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Choosing a Logo

Over the next few years thousands of new businesses and social enterprises are likely to be set up in the United Kingdom in all sorts of industries. All of them will need business stationery; most will need new websites and … Continue reading

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