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Greenshoots is a collection of fresh intellectual property insight, analysis and commentary on the issues that matter most to those who invent, manage and protect intellectual property, written by the IP specialists of Appleyard Lees.
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In March 2021, the UK government committed the IPO to publish enhanced guidelines on the examination of patent applications relating to AI inventions. Yesterday, these guidelines were published.
In part one of this series, we introduce the concepts of non-fungible tokens (NFTS), the metaverse, cryptocurrency and blockchain.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 31 – innovation in autonomous vehicle technology
In this episode, In this episode, patent attorneys partner Richard Bray, and senior associate Paul Roscoe, and European patent attorney Tom Gregory, discuss the direction of innovation in autonomous vehicle technology.
The UP will, for the first time, offer patent proprietors the option to have a single patent covering multiple EU member states (17 at the time of writing, likely to be more in the future). As an alternative, the current “classical” validation route in different states will continue.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 30 – Working in an IP law firm’s technical support team
In this episode, Appleyard Lees talent acquisition adviser Jennie Sinclair, and head of IP business services Nicola Hart, discuss career progression and the roles that are available in an IP law firm’s technical support team.
Boutique clothing company House of Zana has successfully defended an opposition against fashion giant Zara.
UK trade mark rights can still be used to challenge EUIPO trade mark applications, the General Court has ruled.