The Launch of the Let's Talk Pure Ideas Podcast We are very excited to launch our Podcast series brought to you by the friendly inside voices of Pure Ideas: Sam Jinks - Senior Patent Attorney, Danni Wears - Trade Marks & Designs Paralegal and Katia Douglas - Commercial Director.
Cost of Intellectual Property They say you get what you pay for and this is certainly the case with Intellectual Property. There is the paid protection approach and the laissez faire e.g. technical innovation patent compared to trade secret/know-how, registered trademark compared to reputation/passing off and registered design compared
Lockdown and Innovation Edison is reputed to have once said invention is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. He was referring to the work to get a product to market. Having the invention is one thing but offering an actual product takes time, effort, and something that for most inventors
Why you should register your pending EU Trademark rights in the UK - The Clock is Ticking! If you hold an EU registered Trademark, you are probably aware that as of the 1st January 2021, your EU registered Trademark was no longer protected in the UK, but that under
Broad Translation! The way added matter is treated under Article 123 of the EPC can be strict, particularly during opposition. A recent appeal followed a common route. An amendment proposed by the applicant was considered added matter (not clear and unambiguous support) and the applicant request of deletion of this
Fun with Patents! This week we have the “Fluid operated zipper” (US3517423). Apparently the ‘problem’ is that when conventional zipper teeth are spread apart, the teeth remain exposed and are frequently sharp enough so that a person can inadvertently cut their hands. Unlike conventional zippers, the inventor’s solution relates
Patent Myth-Busting Myth #1 – I can get an international patent covering the world. There is no such thing as a worldwide patent. Some regional patents are available such as a European, African, and Gulf states systems, but mostly patents will need to be filed and/or enforced in each
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