Despite Deadmau5 having already trademarked its mouse helmet in 30 different countries, Disney tried to block the DJ when he approached the US Patent and Trademark Office. After a lengthy lawsuit and Twitter remarks, however, the two have come to an agreement.
Scientist and entrepreneur Luke Alphey has been named as one of Europe’s top inventors by the 2015 European Inventor Awards, joining the likes of David Gow, Joshua Silver and Fiona Fairhurst as a British trailblazer on the list.
As Skype has just been refused a trademark for sounding too much like Sky, we decided to take a look at some of the more interesting trademark cases of the past few years.
In January 2015, Sarvint Technology filed complaints against nine major apparel companies for patent infringement of its smart shirt technology. However, four companies have highlighted what it really means to go on a mass suing spree.
From Warner Bros' Iron Giant and Bicentennial Man's Andrew to Wall-E and Gigolo Joe from Artificial Intelligence, the movie verse has often given robots personalities in order to advance plot lines and create drama. But this concept may no longer be the preserve of science fiction.
In the last episode of series 12, Dragons' Den saw registered nurse Neomi Bennett pitch her multi award-winning Neo-Slip anti-embolism stocking aid. Although she didn't win any investment, sales of the product increased dramatically.
Given the fact that, particularly for small businesses and start-ups, intellectual property (IP) often comprises most of the value of the company, it is important that people understand more about its nature and how it may be created and exploited. Here's a sneak preview about patents.
A legal loophole in the Intellectual Property Act 2014 has opened the door to potential design right abuse.
Velocys is leading the growth of a new industry: the distributed production of fuels and chemicals. The company’s intellectual property lies at the heart of their competitiveness.
New plans to make sure UK creativity and innovation supports growth were set out today by Business Secretary Vince Cable.
Market testing innovation ahead of a product launch is popular: it allows entrepreneurs to calculate potential demand. But ensuring that this is a risk-free process requires careful planning.
Draft legislation to implement the new Patent Box from April 2013 is expected in December, but SMEs shouldn’t wait to obtain patent protection and benefit from tax relief experts warn.