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UK Autumn Statement: Increased R&D Investment Spells Good News for IP Industry

Recently the UK government released its Autumn Statement announcing additional funding for research and development (R&D).  The government plans to put £2 billion more per year into R&D funding resulting in a total boost of £4.7 billion by 2020 to 2021. 60 more words


Common soft IP related mistakes made by SMEs

IP value and risk

Risk is the chance of something going wrong, and the danger that damage or loss will occur. By its very nature, there are both rewards and risks associated with IP. 1,653 more words

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The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys Launched on 24 November 2016

The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) was granted a Royal Charter in April 2016. The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) was officially launched on 24 November 2016. 30 more words

Trade Marks

Loss of 3D EU Trade Mark for Rubik's Cube

The famous multicoloured 3D brainteaser that is the Rubik’s cube has been in the news recently.  The cube which was invented in 1974 and has sold more than 350m worldwide has been involved in a 10 year legal battle. 78 more words

Trade Marks

ITMA becomes CITMA

Today marks the official launch of The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) following the grant of the Royal Charter to the Institute in April and the formal issue of the Great Seal of the Realm.  107 more words

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Change in Toblerone’s Shape Could Mean Loss of Iconic Trade Mark

Swiss chocolate brand Toblerone manufactured by Mondelēz International has been in the news recently.  The company made an announcement on 15 October 2016 on Toblerone’s Facebook page stating there would be a weight reduction in the two sizes of UK Toblerone bars as they are experiencing higher costs for numerous ingredients.  106 more words

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Increase in IP Cooperation from UK and India

On 8 November 2016 UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessed the signing of a major Intellectual Property (IP) agreement between the UK and India. 63 more words