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.
Should SME employers have a founders’ agreement? As lawyers we would answer in the affirmative. The question then is: “What should be included in the agreement?”
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.
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.
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.
Nestlé has long wanted to trademark the four-finger shape of its KitKat bars, and 17 May marks its latest attempt to stop the competition (Cadbury) from getting a say in the matter.
If your company relies on video conferencing or posts its fare share of photos on social media, then chances are you’ve felt let down by your upload speed – and you’re not the only one.
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.
The importance of intellectual property protection is two-fold. On the one hand, it’s about protecting key business assets and on the other, it’s about unlocking and exploiting the value in those assets through activity such as licensing deals.
Often, when deciding where to apply for IP protection, the most difficult challenge is knowing in which countries any new product or service is likely to be most successful. Here are a few IP considerations to take into account.