The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched its 'One IPO' Transformation - a five-year programme to transform Intellectual Property (IP) services and enhance the value IPO adds to the UK economy. Debbie Cooke, Head of IPO’s Business Change Team, outlines how developing a world leading IP system can make the UK a more attractive place to invest and drive economic growth.
How can you use a copyright work when the rights-holder cannot be found? This is the issue with so called orphan works.
The evidence base on the impact of intellectual property is contentious with reports from different perspectives published - almost tit for tat.
WIPO reported that in 2011 global patent applications broke the two million mark. This journey is one of almost constant growth spanning more than two decades. Could such an increase herald a bright new future of global technological brilliance?
The European patent system is undergoing major reforms. These include the creation of a patent with unitary effect across Europe and a Unified Patent Court (UPC) to enforce the new patent right.
In part two of our series on the history of design rights, we look at the decision to register a design right.
As communication becomes more digital, so do intellectual property offices.
A few weeks ago whilst trying to cram even more stuff into my freezer I snapped the plastic front cover of the freezer drawer, much to the annoyance of my other half.
Today’s blog focuses on a peer review of the findings of a major piece of research collaboration with the Big Innovation Centre (BIC).
They say that the inventor of the hay bailing machine made a bundle. But can you make a bundle from using bundles of IP? Do Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) bundles help you build a successful business?
This year, the Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM) celebrated 10 years of the Community Design. The event celebrated a relatively new development in IP - the community design right.