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IP trends for 2022: Food innovation – from edible containers to potato milk and CBD-infused wine

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and spending increased time at home, many of us have taken a greater interest in what we eat, which has continued even beyond the banana bread craze of 2020 read more…

UPC newsflash: EPO announces two transitional measures to enable early uptake of Unitary Patent

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced the introduction of transitional measures to encourage applicants towards an early uptake of the Unitary Patent effect Details can be found here, but read more…

IP trends for 2022: Cleantech in the life sciences and chemistry sectors

The world’s attention remains, rightfully, focused on the goal of innovating its way to carbon neutrality – the pledges of the recent COP26 summit are just the most recent in decades of read more…

IP trends for 2022: Personalised medicine and advanced therapy medicinal products

Personalised medicine has been a strong focus of pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) in recent years, and we expect this to continue in 2022 and beyond, with the global personalised read more…

Brexit triggers record 195,000 trade mark applications – up 54% in a year – as businesses rush to protect IP

Data provided by Mathys & Squire has featured in an article by City AM highlighting a surge in trade mark applications following Brexit, which has in turn increased the wait time for trade read more…

IP trends for 2022: Cleantech and renewable energy

The third article in our ‘IP trends for 2022’ series on innovation and technology focuses on cleantech innovations ranging from electric vehicles (EVs), renewable energy to read more…

IP trends for 2022: Blockchain and non-fungible tokens

The second article in our ‘IP trends for 2022’ series on innovation and technology focuses on blockchain, its patentability and an increasing interest in non-fungible tokens Blockchain has read more…

UK Intellectual Property Office launches survey to review designs system

As part of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)’s endeavours to encourage innovation, they have published a survey requesting feedback on the current UK designs system Launched earlier this read more…

IP trends for 2022: Deep tech and ‘Biology 2.0’

The first article in our ‘IP trends for 2022’ series on innovation and technology focuses on ‘Biology 20’ and how it is impacted by deep tech and artificial intelligence (AI) You may have read more…

Covid sparks surge in pandemic related patents with over 5,000 new applications

Mathys & Squire has featured in an article published by City AM relating to new data around global patent applications relating to Covid-19 that have been published since the start of the read more…