Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
Most business hold an array on intellectual property rights such as trade marks, copyright works, designs, patents and domain names, however far fewer actively manage these rights.
We conduct portfolio audits to help businesses identify their assets and then to manage them through use of our specialist IP asset management software. This ensures that all relevant deadline such as renewal dates are not missed, details of disputes are kept to hand and that assignments, licences and coexistence agreements are linked to relevant rights. Clients appreciate the ability to give them online access to our software enabling them to check progress and print off reports from their own PC.
Our services include:
- portfolio audits
- specialist IP portfolio management software
- free IP data upload
- automated deadline reminders
- 24 hour client online access to their data
Brand Academy 201709 February 2017
Join us at our flagship brand event - 'Brand Academy 2017 - Post-Brexit: The future for IP?' brought to you by our top-tier Brand Management practice.
An agency guide to trade mark searching20 January 2017
Whenever a new launch is proposed, whether it is for a product, brand, business name or an advertising campaign, there is always a risk that someone else is already using an identical or a similar name or design.
All hands on deck as creative industries and search engines tackle online piracy23 June 2016
The UK Government, through the UKIPO, Ofcom and DMCS, has helped broker an agreement between Google, Bing, the BPI and Motion Picture Association over a new voluntary code of practice.
Clash of the Titans: Google v Uber23 June 2016
In February, Waymo, part of Google’s parent company, sued Uber for theft of confidential information. Allegedly, a former employee of Waymo, who had been a key part of Google’s driverless car initiative, took 14,000 files and then shortly jumped ship to start up his own autonomous vehicle company. A short time later, Uber acquired the start-up for $680 million.
To UPC or not UPC implementation of Unified Patent Court delayed23 June 2016
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is intended to provide a regional forum resolve patent disputes.
Public goes nutellay crazy for AI design22 June 2016
Nutella hit the headlines in February this year after using an algorithm to produce millions of unique labels in Italy. The jars flew off the shelves with customers keen to get their hands on a one-of-a kind jar. Each label design was completely unique with only the Nutella logo remaining the same.
Playing with fire: user-generated content on Twitter22 June 2016
The strange world of Twitter, where brands engage with their customers at their peril. The main lesson learned from the recent #WalkersWave Twitter promotion is one that brands have heard before: the British public love nothing more than a piss-take.