'Tis the season to beware fake goods
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'Tis the season to beware fake goods

The last shopping weekend before Christmas is fast approaching and every year unsuspecting buyers end up with fake goods. It's an ever-increasing problem and one that costs the economy more than £1.3 billion in lost profits and taxes. In this article, we answer your most frequently asked questions about counterfeit goods. 

Brexit and the General Election
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Brexit and the General Election

What will happen with intellectual property after Brexit has been known for some time, but no one has been sure whether these changes would ever actually take effect, or, if so, when.  But now we do.  The votes are cast in the 2019 General Election, and the results are in.  We know that the Conservative Party has won another five years in power, and that, going forward, it can rely on support from a large majority of elected members of Parliament. 

From Examiner to Patent Attorney
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From Examiner to Patent Attorney

As a Patent Attorney it’s useful to be able to think like an examiner and doing so is easier if you’ve been one. I started my career at the UKIPO in Newport as a Patent Examiner, a role that required looking at both the technical and legal aspects of a patent application and comparing the invention against those found in patent databases to decide whether to grant a patent. After two years I decide to cross to the “other side of the fence” in search of a new adventure. Jumping to the “other side” dispelled many myths revolving around the profession and helped me to understand that Attorneys and Examiners work toward the same goal: Getting good quality patents granted.

Ten big brands -  Welsh Cosmetics and Beauty sector
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Ten big brands – Welsh Cosmetics and Beauty sector

Establishing a strong brand is pivotal to business success and protecting that brand is equally important. A brand’s intellectual property rights may include copyrights, trademarks, patents, and more.

Wales is a hotbed of great brands. In our regular series – ‘Ten big brands’ – next we take look at some of the best brands in the Welsh Cosmetics and Beauty sector.

Take a look through this selection, and feel free to get in touch with any big brands you think are missing.

Plant Patents at the EPO - are the Boards of Appeal a "bureaucratic obstacle"?
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Plant Patents at the EPO - are the Boards of Appeal a "bureaucratic obstacle"?

Following on from our previous news articles and the EPO President's referral of the matter to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA; case G 3/19), there has been recent  activity at the European Parliament with one MEP describing the whole issue as a "bureaucratic obstacle".

Ten big brands – Welsh food sector
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Ten big brands – Welsh food sector

Establishing a strong brand is pivotal to business success and protecting that brand is equally important. A brand’s intellectual property rights may include copyrights, trademarks, patents, and more.

Wales is a hotbed of great brands. In a regular series of blogs, we take look at some of the best brands in the Welsh food sector.

Take a look through this selection, and feel free to get in touch with any big brands you think are missing.

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