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  • Holidays are coming December 6, 2018
    Christmas is well and truly on its way! While this fills most people with joy...for us last minute buyers, it fills us with dread! But don't worry, IP has you covered, and you won't even need to move a muscle!
    Kelsey Lewis
  • Fray Bentos: how trade marks can live forever November 29, 2018
    The Fray Bentos pie doesn't just have a long shelf life. Read how their trade mark has also stood the test of time.
    Dan Anthony
  • Ain't no mountain high enough November 14, 2018
    When we think of intellectual property, we associate it with businesses, big cities and high streets. We think of technology, start-ups, big brands. What we might not think about is nature. Rambling through a forest. Reaching the peak of a …
    Rebecca Trussell
  • It’s only a Poppy! October 31, 2018
    When you see a poppy, what do you think of and what does it mean to you? To some it’s a flower, for others it’s a symbol of hope, freedom, sorrow and war.  For me it represents pride, unity and …
    Helen Barnham
  • Next year, Rodney... October 11, 2018
    I was watching an episode of Only Fools and Horses on Sunday evening. Del Boy always believes they have a business idea certain to make them a fortune. Of course, we all know that isn’t the case. It got me …
    Ian Sterritt
  • M-Sport: leading the innovation race at Wales GB Rally October 4, 2018
    Thousands of years ago, potters made their marks, drew them, or cut them onto their products, and took them to market on the backs of donkeys. The sign on the outside told you where your pot came from and who …
    Dan Anthony
  • When I grow up September 24, 2018
    How things have changed. When I was a lad, (ok, it was many moons ago) me and my mates had aspirations of being footballers, pilots or astronauts. For today’s 4 to 16 year olds, the dream career choices include YouTube …
    Gary Townley
  • Trade marks: the good, the bad and the registrable September 14, 2018
    It’s funny how the meaning of words change over time. Who would have thought that calling something bad would actually mean it was good. When Michael Jackson released his 'Bad' album back in 1987, I don’t think he actually meant …
    Gary Townley
  • Take the biscuit August 24, 2018
    Biscuits are important. Estimates vary, but the UK sweet biscuit market is reckoned to be worth around £2 billion a year (source: FT). Competitors debate the speed at which the market is growing, but rest assured, if you are reading …
    Dan Anthony
  • Plymouth Library visits Patlib 2018 August 15, 2018
    It is always exciting to visit a new city, meet new people, and to learn new things. My trip to the European patlib (patent library) conference in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, combined all three very successfully. Representatives from patlibs …
    Melanie Rawles
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