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Category: Product Design & Copyright

With this ring I thee... sue!

A leading international wholesaler is counting the cost of an ill-judged product launch. Costco is well known for its huge warehouses stocking anything from sandwiches to speedboats. In…

Understanding the importance of IP

Your most valuable asset  Every business is affected by IP to a greater or lesser extent. Although intangible, IP is often the most valuable asset of a company…

EU General Court Refuses Trade Mark Registration for Plain Coca-Cola Bottle

The General Court of the European Union has recently affirmed a decision by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), formerly known as the Office for Harmonization in…

Trunki Loses in Supreme Court – UKIPO to Update Design Guidance

A Supreme Court ruling against a company based in Bristol has prompted the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to update its guidance for designers. The case in question…

Robotics and 3D Printing Patents Dominated by Japan and the US

A recent report by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) shows that Japan and the US are at the head of the group of nations leading the way…

Fitbit and Jawbone take Steps over Patent Dispute

In a young, growing and potentially very lucrative market, patents, design rights and reputation matter.  Two of the best-known names in the wearable activity tracking device market, Jawbone…

Google Patent Reveals More About Self-Driving Cars

As car manufacturers continue to develop and test new technologies that are designed to make driving easier and safer, Google has filed a patent application that gives new…

Business Showcase South West 2015

Once again SH&P will be exhibiting at the Business Showcase South West event at the Colston Hall, Bristol from 14th-15th May. New for this year is the Seminar…

Could you Win the James Dyson Award?

The 2015 James Dyson Award – a competition that is open to university students or recent graduates studying product design, industrial design or engineering – is now open…

UK Top for Intellectual Property Enforcement

An index compiled by the US Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property (IP) Center has place the UK at number one for IP enforcement. This result is a…