I still haven’t decided if Edward Snowden is a hero, a traitor, or a schmuck.  I watched Citizenfour, the documentary that captures his story in real time, thinking it would help me figure it out, but I walked away liking him more and his actions less, and still not ready to hang a scarlet letter …

Registered designs are often considered by IP commentators to be an underused and under valued right when considered against the more generally recognised patent and trade mark systems. But how a product looks can be very important, and can be part of the overall brand recognition. So when copying takes place, it is an issue …

Over the past few months we have seen the gradual launch of a range of new gTLD’s (generic Top Level Domains). Some are industry or geographic specific, but others are creating more concern.

Social media may be the ‘new media’ and the laws around it may still be evolving, but the regulatory bodies in the US and UK both agree – transparency is still the key. Is lack of disclosure in your social media competitions and influencer marketing leading to a mislead consumer?

Social media has become an integral part of marketing strategy for consumer products, with many phrases, straplines and brands being devised specifically for targeted campaigns using media such as Facebook and Twitter. But in a highly competitive world how does a brand owner protect the effort put into such campaign branding? In fact social media …

Your brand is more than your name – it could be a colour, a fabric pattern or the distinctive shape of a chair. Protecting your brand throughout the world can be relatively straightforward, through creating and maintaining an IP strategy. A successful strategy should enable you to receive reward for your investment of time, ingenuity, …