Protecting business ideas is a crucial step in every entrepreneur’s journey. Your idea may seem like a small thing now, but you don’t know what it could end up being. Every amazing product or brand started with just a simple idea, but without protection, someone could steal your idea and turn it into their own […]
SME brands might be at risk of trademark trolls, brand clashes, and unexpected court battles. We sat down with Jon Paton, Director at The Trademark Helpline to discuss how SMEs can protect their brand and their reputation by getting their trademark registered as soon as possible. Helping business owners across the UK, The Trademark Helpline […]
Using the IP Chapters as “political giveaways” in the on-going trade negotiations could have a damaging and long-lasting impact on creative industries. Rebecca Deegan, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the British Copyright Council, sheds light on the issue.
Guy Wilmot unveils what impact a no deal Brexit could have on intellectual property – and why/how the UK can remain a centre of creative excellence.
A dog is man’s best friend, so the saying goes, particularly when it comes to inspiring business ideas.
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In a recent dispute between boutique chocolatier Hotel Chocolat and Waitrose, Hotel Chocolat claimed a Waitrose product was an imitation of its flagship chocolate ‘slab . Waitrose has since agreed to stop making the bars of chocolate, with no court action taken.
With World Intellectual Property Day landing on 26 April this year, Real Business heard from serial inventor Graham Harris about how entrepreneurs can chart a path through the UK’s patenting process before bringing a new product to market.
There have been political tensions between Russia and many western nations for several years. Sanctions have been imposed on Russia since 2014, by the US and the EU as a result of their interpretation of the situation in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, which Russia disputes.
In years gone by, what might need protecting may have been based more on tangible items like new pieces of machinery. Now, intangible items like digital innovation are a major source of wealth for businesses which also need protecting.
To divorce your business partner is a difficult process, and one that is often not anticipated or planned for. It can be complex when children are involved but your company can make things get down right dirty.
Businesses are starting to recognise the value of video IP video specifically and are increasingly integrating it into their communications strategy.