In today’s budget-focused boardrooms, trademark attorneys need to show that the legal rights that protect those brands aren’t unnecessary costs, but instead add value to the business.
Many companies estimate the health and relative worth of their IP portfolios based on size alone. However, those IP rights will be worth far less if the following checks and balances are not also considered.
IP isn’t always the first priority for a business preparing for an initial public offering (IPO); however, the sooner you start thinking about your IP assets, the better prepared you’ll be.
In this special 130-year anniversary issue of Perspectives, produced for this year's INTA Annual Meeting, we look in detail at some of the key issues facing IP professionals today.
The European Commission's Draft Withdrawal Agreement, issued at the end of February 2018, proposes that EU registered or granted IP right
A well-maintained IP portfolio and, just as importantly, a well-maintained record of the IP portfolio can add significant value to a company, as well as making it an attractive proposition.
Corporate approaches to IP management have varied considerably over the years, driven in part by changes to business structures and pract
Counterfeit activity is a threat to all modern businesses, affecting their profits, their reputation and, in some cases, the safety of their consumers.
The production and trade of counterfeit goods in and from the People’s Republic of China is the thorn in the side of many well-known brands, but it’s not only the global giants that are affected.
A robust anti-counterfeiting strategy is crucial for all brands as the trade in fakes continues to grow.
The UK’s Minister for Intellectual Property, Sam Gyimah MP, confirmed on 26 April that the UK has ratified the Unified Patent Court (UPC) agreement.
Patents, trademarks, designs and other forms of intellectual property (IP) play a key role in the success of all modern businesses.