Monthly Archives : December 2016

IP and Donal Trump


One of the key reasons cited for Mr Trump’s surprise victory in the recent US Presidential Election was his promise to create jobs and prosperity for all. One way he could stick to this campaign pledge is, as Doug Schoen wrote in his excellent piece for Forbes Magazine (link below) to protect and strengthen IP protection in the US. This…

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Brexit and IP: What the UK should do…


Whilst much of the media have been focusing on the political machinations of the Brexit vote with ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ Brexit now entering the mainstream lexicon; spare a thought for those UK companies with EU wide IP rights. As this great article in the Scotsman argues (see below), unless the UK puts in place transitional arrangements to protect the EU…

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A patent for cutting sugar in chocolate by 40% claims Nestle


So what has Nestle’s decision to cut sugar in chocolate by 40% got to do with intellectual property? Well, Nestle is looking to patent the process by which it can structure sugar differently so that even when less sugar is used in its chocolate, your tongue does not notice any drop in sweetness. However the big question is, given the…

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