The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has recently issued a report summarising IP facts and figures for 2018. For this blog, we’ve picked out some interesting statistics from the data on patents. Record numbers of patent applications are being filed 2018 saw the number of new patent applications being filed in a calendar year exceed 3.3 million for the first time. This is an increase of 5.2% over 2017 and it is the ninth straight annual increase.
Consumer outrage against e-retailer Backcountry.com illustrates the risks of taking an overly aggressive approach to the enforcement of trade mark rights, particularly where the mark in question is arguably quite descriptive.
Is there a high chance of US and UK courts grappling with medicinal cannabis patents?The US and UK patent offices have granted a number of patents relating to the therapeutic use of cannabis derived products.
Green Channel patent fast track in the UK and other jurisdictions.