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The Business Secretary has finalised an agreement to bring a new patent court to London, designed to protect business owners’ ideas in Europe.
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Before online shopping became the norm, fake goods were widespread but because you could see and feel the products before buying them you were able to ascertain their providence (or at least try to).  This is not the case anymore.  Anyone can sell on eBay or Amazon, for instance, and pass off fake goods as the real thing.

Companies selling online without a registered trade mark are therefore at a high risk of unscrupulous competitors stealing their identity to sell counterfeit products. Continue…

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An intellectual property (IP) specialist says that SMEs should take note of new patent legislation that was implemented this month.
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A new study suggests that cost and a lack of awareness are the two main barriers faced by small companies when looking at the issue of Intellectual Property (IP).
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The Intellectual Property Office has launched a new diagnostic tool to help small businesses protect their intellectual assets.
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Here is a very useful glossary and FAQ, provided by Lawdit Solicitors, which covers intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright, and how the terms differ from each other.
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