As a self confessed shoe obsessive one of my idols is the famous Christian Louboutin. With London Fashion week coming to an end today, I began thinking about the iconic designer and (naturally) his Intellectual Property.
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.
Working as part of the business outreach team I am used to spending lots of time on the road speaking to businesses.
By definition, prototype means it is an early stage representation of a final product or thing. They can be essential but also disproportionately costly, fragile and can often be done without.
New Designers is an annual event held in London, in fact this year the event celebrated 30 years.
It’s quite disappointing when reading an article in the press that I see “Mr X has applied to patent his name” or “last year 3000 inventions were copyrighted in the UK”.
When are Prada, Gucci and Armani going to try their arts on the wheelchair? Creating from the front wheels to the backrest, a glorious fashion statement, rather than an unavoidable announcement of medical need?
It’s a question that we often ask as part of the IPO’s outreach team and it’s not always easy to answer.
January was an exciting month for the British Library. We launched Living Knowledge, a new vision setting out our strategy to guide us towards our 50 year anniversary in 2023.
For mediators, the job is an exercise in rescue, to rescue people from the courts and sometimes from themselves.
The PatLib UK network consists of 15 information centres (mainly libraries).