Patents, trademarks, designs and other forms of intellectual property (IP) play a key role in the success of all modern businesses.
Although its implementation date continues to be delayed, the proposed Unitary Patent system promises a simpler and more cost-effective route to patent protection in and across the EU member states. We set out the answers to some frequently asked questions.
IP strategy is best considered at the start of research and development (R&D). The first step is choosing the IP approach to take during product development. Novagraaf’s Mark Suddaby explains the options.
An internet meme is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the internet. Novagraaf’s Claire Jones examines the IP issues.
The Madrid System for the international registration of marks offers brand owners the opportunity to apply and maintain protection for trademarks in more than 90 countries via one single procedure, in one language and one set of fees.