What is real
is not external form.”
Shortly after the Brexit vote, its effects on the UKIPO (UK Intellectual Property Office) and EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) started to be noticed. The impact is going to be even bigger on some EU IP rights once the Brexit will actually be enforced, only if by that time no other arrangements will be negotiated between the EU and UK.
Nowadays, a gentile decline was noticed in the number of patent application made at the UKIPO after the Brexit vote. All the while, the number of applications at the European Patent Office continued to raise.
Regarding the design applications at the UKIPO, if they’re number was steady from 2003 to 2014, since the Brexit vote it has risen. Also, the number of trademark applications increased significantly due to the applications coming from UK residents, although non-resident applications number at the UKIPO have also risen.
Lately, progress was made between Huawei Technologies and Samsung Electronics, the world’s two largest Android smartphones makers, concerning their patent dispute in the US. China’s Huawei, respectively South Korea’s Samsung, have entered into a settlement agreement, closed on February 25, to solve their two years old issue. It all started in 2016 with the allegations ( learn more )
The war between US and China seems to be everlasting. Both use every opportunity, no matter the field, to place doubt on the opposite side. In this respect, the IP industry can be served as example. The billions it generates are a solid reason to try to protect your intellectual property by any means. Lately, ( learn more )
The social media component is today necessary in developing and promoting a business marketing strategy. The presence on these channels gradually leads to increasing the popularity of the respective businesses among as many people as possible. And this can serve not only in terms of sales, but also to protect your brand if the situation ( learn more )