Intellectual Property

An understanding of the role of intellectual property or IP as a driver of economic growth, enterprise and commercial success is now more important than ever. Companies that own IP rights are estimated to achieve 29 per cent higher revenue per employee. Yet there continues to be critical uncertainties around the definition of IP and the application of rights, in addition to the surrounding complex legal and regulatory terrain. This report demystifies the evolving world of IP, covering changes to European patent laws and the benefits of arbitration versus litigation

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Intellectual Property
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Take care of valuable company secrets

Companies should draw up a comprehensive and robust strategy to protect the intellectual property of valuable design and manufacturing secrets


Angry Birds, Star Wars and Frozen: the value of lucrative IP merchandising deals

Buying and selling intellectual property rights in lucrative merchandising deals can be a win-win proposition


Euro-changes aim to simplify patents law

Changes in the law, notably a unitary European patent and Unified Patent Court, are set to transform the legal landscape of intellectual property


New patent judicial system is a revolution

It has been a long road to a more unified EU patent protection system. Now the current momentum could lead to better enforcement and more innovation across the Continent, says Wouter Pors of lawyers Bird & Bird


Is litigation worth the expense and emotional cost?

Litigation can be unpredictable, the financial cost is uncertain and there is also an emotional price to pay if things get personal


What is intellectual property worth?

Although a difficult process, achieving a realistic valuation of intellectual property can be central to business success


Increasing collaboration in car patents market

While car manufacturers are protecting more of their commercial secrets, they are also going public to collaborate on some key design strategies


Determined hackers pose a growing risk

Cyber theft can be an easy way to steal valuable secrets with sometimes devastating effects, so organisations must remain vigilant against an increasing threat


Understanding true economic value of trademarks

Trademarks and intellectual property play a vital role in developing brands, promoting competition, driving economic growth and protecting consumers says Etienne Sanz de Acedo, Chief executive International Trademark Association


IP and brand value

Companies should be specialising in strategic, holistic and cost-effective approaches to brand protection and enforcement, says Julius Stobbs


Protect and profit

Is your intellectual property policy putting your company at risk? Does your IP policy maximise potential within your company? Are too many companies overlooking valuable IP they need to protect?


Turning up the volume on a quiet revolution

While intellectual property professionals have long been a major force in the creation of value through innovation for businesses across many sectors, their own industry has been somewhat slower to embrace innovation and change


Brexit or not, innovation is key to economic growth

Whether Britain opts for Brexit or not, developing our IP-based economy is the key to future economic growth, says Daniel Ryan, adviser to the European Union and creative industries on IP value, and head of Berkeley Research Group’s London office

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