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IP TRENDS FOR 2022

In our IP trends for 2022, we look at areas of interest in the virtual and social reality world such as the metaverse, the rise of NFTs, vaccine production and distribution, renewable...

TRADEMARKS AND CULTURAL APPROPRIATION: WHAT IS REALLY UNPROTECTABLE?

It is the age of the Internet of things and the growth of the modern economy is increasingly hinged on intangible assets. This is more apparent considering the sweeping impact that the...
Fame Factor

Fame Factor: Is There a Special Trademark Regime for Superstars?

The right of Lionel Messi (“the Footballer”) to register his name as a trademark was recently upheld in a decision delivered by the Court of Justice of the European Union (“the Court”)...
The Pandemic, Patents and Pharmaceuticals

The Pandemic, Patents and Pharmaceuticals

As major pharmaceutical giants race towards finding a vaccine for the COVID-19 pandemic, on the second episode of our Voxtero Podcast, our Intellectual Property team discusses some of the interlocking issues around...