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.
We still don’t know what the UK’s EU exit will look like. However, Paul Lester, a partner in corporate finance at law firm Cripps, outlines some steps that will help employers with their Brexit planning.
Julie Deane, CEO and founder of the Cambridge Satchel Company and Jeremy O’Hare, relationship manager at the British Library Business and IP Centre, share their top tips on mastering intellectual property so you don’t get caught out.
If you scale up too fast without nailing your intellectual property, you could be in for a disaster down the line. PatSnap explains.
The Bob Marley heirs have had their fair share of trademark battles, but their latest trek to court offers an important lesson for smaller companies.
Gina Bicknell, a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial team at Thomson Snell & Passmore, advises businesses on the importance of considering IP protection from the get go.
The Football Premier League hit the headlines recently, not for sporting reasons, but due to a legal first – the obtaining of an injunction requiring the likes of BT and Virgin to block access to servers used to provide live streams of Premier League football matches to UK consumers.