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New EPO and EUIPO study highlights significantly improved economic performance for SME companies that own IP rights

In early February, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) released a new study investigating the relationship between…

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How IP can help your business secure investment

If you’re putting your business out there to attract business investment, then you’ll need more than a brilliant idea. Building a strong intellectual property…

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IP protection: Understanding the basics

Do you and your teams understand the basics of IP? There are several types of intellectual property (IP) rights available. Some are registrable and…

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SMEs: How to cover the cost of your next IP audit

Intangible asset/intellectual property audits are now offered to SMEs by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) through a number of partners including, RTC North,…

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EU Commission’s IP action plan increases access to IP protection for SMEs through introduction of ‘IP voucher’

On 25 November 2020, the EU Commission published a new intellectual property (IP) action plan with an aim of supporting ‘the EU’s recovery and…

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Top tips to help entrepreneurs get on the right track to success

Starting a business can seem like a daunting prospect, given that if you Google ‘startups and fail’ there are lots of articles on the…

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Keeping secrets: how to protect confidential information and IP

The rigorous governance of commercially sensitive secret information and IP is more vital than ever for employers, explains partner Sean Leach in this article…

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A focus on patent strategies for early-stage businesses

In the US, patents are the basis for every startup. Many invest a large part of the initial capital in a patent portfolio even…

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Why should your business consider IP due diligence?

While intellectual property (IP) is absolutely key to the success of some businesses, it can be less relevant to others. We focus on conducting…

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