In modern manufacturing and design processes, computer models and simulations play a key and ever expanding role. Whereas previously many different prototypes may have had to be individually machined and then tested, now each design can be tested virtually. This allows optimal designs to be found without incurring any of the expense, or expending any of the time, associated with manufacturing multiple custom prototype components and designs- here we focus on the automotive sector.
Insights: September 2019
When it comes to exclusivity in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical fields, patents and supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) are not the only games in town. In Europe, it is important to consider another layer of exclusivity, associated with regulatory data.
The World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) has recently released its annual review of registered design applications filed under the Hague System.
Recent commentary by experts in the fashion industry tells us that 70% of fast-fashion is being dumped in landfill after a handful of wears. In the UK, we are noticing that brands are increasingly becoming more conscious about sustainability.
The EUIPO has faced a number of problems over the years in connection with acceptable specifications for EUTM applications.