As a Business Outreach Manager, it's my role to raise awareness of IP and I find myself often saying: You don't have to look far, IP is all around us.
Designs protect the way things look. There are different types of protection available for designs. Registered design rights are offered at the IPO but there are also unregistered rights and European design rights.
It can’t be far away now. The John Lewis advert is on, Sky movies has a special Christmas channel and Jona Lewie is in a kitchen, trying to stop the cavalry.
In 1913, the British textiles industry achieved its highest output – 7 billion square yards of cloth were produced.
As I’m writing this, summer has well and truly kicked in. But I’m all too aware that this glorious weather is unlikely to last for long. Why? Well, we’re heading straight into the heart of festival season, aren’t we?
The deaths of two quite different British rock stars during Christmas and New Year highlight the UK’s ability to bring apparently counter-culture ideas into the mainstream.
Since the dawn of time people have marked goods to indicate ownership, craftsmanship, producer or place of production.
It’s that time of year again for romance. Although I never expect to be showered with extravagant gifts, I still get a bit giggly if I’m bought a dozen red roses.
At the end of this month, after 67 years continuous production, the last Land Rover Defender will roll off the production line at Solihull.
Registered designs has often been described as the Cinderella right of the intellectual property world.
With more than a few Christmases behind me it still surprises me how many toys have stood the test of time.