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3D printing patent applications on the rise in Europe

Over recent years, Europe has seen the largest growth in 3D printing patent applications with an average annual growth rate of 36% from 2015 – 2018. In a recent study by epo.org – Patents and additive manufacturing – Trends in 3D-printing technologies. It…

Claiming compensation if your company faces IP infringement

No company or inventor wants to learn that their patent has been the victim of IP infringement. Having worked tirelessly through research and development to produce an IP protected product, design or service and paid out thousands of pounds to protect through intellectual…

Dealing with Intellectual property rights throughout COVID19

Businesses are showing increasing concern over their intellectual property rights and how they could become vulnerable.  The enforcement of COVID19 has seen legal departments forced to alter their way of working as well as courts being forced to close their doors to the…

Brexit is here! Intellectual Property is under legislation review

On the 31st January 2020 the UK officially left the EU, following the UK referendum to leave and subsequent years of discussion. Whilst the process will still take some time to complete due to various pieces of legislation that will need to be…

Patent Applications submitted by female inventors should be greater

According to a new study by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO), female inventors only account for 13% of global inventor start ups.  In comparison to their male counterparts, the percentage of patent applications submitted by women is extremely low.  At 6th place…

Intellectual Property and the First Multimedia Motion Mark

Global corporation Toshiba has been the first company to reveal its Multimedia Motion Mark registered under the new UK trade mark law as of January 2019. Previously, it was possible to register animated trademarks; however, it has always been a requirement that they…

Identifying IP when starting a new business

Intellectual property otherwise known as IP can be crucial in the success and longevity of a business. Not only does it protect the rights of your design but also identifies your company name with a particular brand or style of goods. So what…

3D printed fashion is emerging

3D printing is often associated with the engineering sector, however 3D printed fashion is beginning to emerge in exciting ways throughout the fashion industry from clothing to shoes and accessories. Fashion Academies such as Manchester University are now looking to incorporate 3D technology…

How Online Shopping is evolving

Since Michael Aldrich demonstrated the first online shopping system back in 1979, e-commerce has consistently evolved year on year to bring us the ability to purchase items at the touch of a button.  What started out as simple transactions using a standard computer,…