Intellectual property refers to ‘creations of the mind’ that are protectable by exclusive legal rights, which include patents, registered trade marks, and registered designs. Adamson Jones has a team of experienced patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys, who are experts in these intellectual property rights. We have a genuine passion and knowledge of technology, industry, and innovation which means you can be confident that the protection we obtain is the most effective for your business.
Patents protect technically innovative features of new products or processes, i.e. inventions, and should be considered if you feel that your innovation is something that your competitors would wish to copy if they were able. Protecting your technical innovations ensures that your investment in your business becomes a realisable asset, which is protected from copying by your competitors. There may also be tax incentives available if patents are pursued. Read more about the patent advice and services that we provide.
Trade marks protect brands and prevent competitors using the same or similar branding that may confuse consumers, or take advantage of your brand’s reputation. All businesses trade under a name or brand, and a registered trade mark is essential to protect your reputation. Read more about international trade mark registration and the services that we provide to protect your assets in the UK, Europe and overseas
Registered designs protect the appearance of products, and give the owner the right to stop competitors imitating the appearance of a new product. Careful consideration should be given to registered designs if you believe that others may wish to make use of the effort you have expended in developing the appearance of your product. Read more about registered designs and the services that we provide.
The theme of the 2020 conference is Sustainable Manufacturing and will discuss strategies for manufacturing products in a way that aims to reduce pollution, energy use and waste, whilst remaining commercially viable.
Although a stay of national proceedings is the ‘default’ position in the UK, the stay was refused in this instance because of the combination of an absolute right of appeal, a minimum of two years to appeal and the potential of the ping pong effect before the EPO.