Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Experts on hand to guide businesses through Brexit

Intellectual Property specialist Marks & Clerk is a lead sponsor of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018 taking place on 22 February in Edinburgh.

Here Paul Chapman from Marks & Clerk’s Edinburgh office, and a member of the Marks & Clerks Brexit committee, looks at Brexit as the major event of 2018.

Nearly one year on from the triggering of Article 50, Brexit will continue to be the foremost concern for businesses throughout 2018 and there isn’t a business in the country that won’t in some way be impacted by Britain’s leaving the EU. Businesses need to plan for Brexit now and ensuring intellectual property rights are protected is central to this. Continue reading

Innovation keeps bopping along

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Photo of Iain RobertsonBy Iain Robertson, Trainee Patent Attorney, Marks & Clerk

Scotland is home to a number of internationally recognised and world-leading colleges and universities, which are home to a wealth of expertise and experience.  Scotland’s higher education institutes are also particularly commercially savvy, spinning-out more companies than any other region in the UK [Spinouts UK]. Continue reading

Connecting the Dots

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Dr Kate Adamson is a trainee patent attorney at Marks & Clerk. She has been training with Marks & Clerk since 2012 and previously worked as a physicist and engineer in the defence and telecoms industries.

In this blog post, she gives some of her thoughts on intellectual property (IP) in collaborations.  Continue reading

Brewing success in Shetland

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By Silke Reeploeg, Staff Researcher with the Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands

Earlier this year the University of the Highlands and Islands received funding from the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher Scheme to collaborate with the Lerwick Brewery in Shetland on a research and knowledge transfer project.  The aim of the project was to develop an ‘events range’ of beers to coincide with local events on Scotland’s northernmost island group.  Sounds good right?  The result was a fantastic, limited edition, beer inspired by the annual ‘Bergen-Shetland’ yacht race, which was launched during the race June. Continue reading

Do you know your intellectual property?

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By David Goodbrand, Partner in the IP & Commercial team at leading Scottish law firm Burness Paull

‘Intellectual Property’, ‘Intangible Assets’, ‘Intellectual Capital’ … SMEs might be forgiven for being rather daunted by the variety of terms that are used to describe, what are often, key business assets.

However, Intellectual Property (IP) is basically an umbrella term used to describe a range of legal rights that attach to certain types of information and ideas, and to their particular forms of expression. Continue reading