Innovation can be a risky business which involves the investment of time, effort and money in varying degrees.
It is important that IP owners are able to enforce their rights and resolve disputes as quickly and cheaply as possible.
So, I’ve recently had my first fall. I think I’ve done quite well, 1 year and 4 months since my ‘On your bike’ blog.
Do you remember the film ‘The Untouchables’? Kevin Costner played the lead role of Elliot Ness, the notorious FBI agent who took down Al Capone in the 1920-30’s prohibition era.
A friend said to me a few days ago, “You’ll never guess what - someone tried to steal my money, but the bank stopped it."
Unless you have been experiencing a complete communications blackout, you can’t have missed the on-going media headlines around unsafe electrical products.
In July we published the 6th wave of our ongoing Online Copyright Infringement (OCI) Tracker, which looks at what people in the UK do online.
I have spent nearly 20 years working in and for businesses that create intellectual property. In that time I have come up against every justification for purchasing counterfeit goods.
Halloween is just around the corner and many revellers will be dressing up in outfits to scare friends and family.
Unilever CEO Paul Polman famously said, when confronted with the statistic that half the people in the world have lost trust with big business, “we have an issue”. Trust is at the heart of Polman’s message.
We all like a bargain, but always remember the bargain you have found online might not be quite what you expected.