October 2013

Back to Basics… Pt 2 – Patents

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What is a Patent? A patent is an intellectual property right that gives the owner (or a user with permission) a limited period in which they can stop others from making, using or selling their invention in a particular jurisdiction without permission. The owner of a patent is given a ‘monopoly’ in return for disclosing their invention, thus improving industrial techniques ...

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Back to Basics… Part 1 – An Introduction to Intellectual Property

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At ip21 we know that many people often misunderstand intellectual property (IP) and so it is often overlooked. We would like to take this opportunity to show you the benefits and responsibilities of recognising your IP rights, as they are a very valuable asset to you as an individual or as a company. What is intellectual property? Intellectual Property… ...

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It’s National Chocolate Week!

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It's National Chocolate Week! Did we really need an excuse to eat chocolate?! Well whilst you tuck in to your favourite bar, here are a couple of recent trade mark cases that may well ‘colour and shape’ the chocolate bars that we enjoy: Cadbury loses its registration of the famous ‘Cadbury purple’ colour You can register a colour trade ...

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What’s in a name…?

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Well for businesses no matter what their size, no matter how long they have been in existence the answer is simple and the same – EVERYTHING! It’s understandable that the daily focus is on raising the profile of a business, developing new products etc. as this is proven to gain more happy customers.  But consideration should also be given to protecting ...

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Computer Software Protection: Patents or Copyright?

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Traditionally, the most common form of computer software protection has been copyright. However, in this more modern era, copyright is becoming less than adequate; and software patents are becoming more popular. Therefore, both should be considered when assessing the protection for your software. Copyright law protects an original work in the tangible, fixed form in which it has been set down ...

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