Get your round-up of the week’s intellectual property news and opinion.


Mastercard eyes cryptocurrency refunds in new patent application

Newly-filed patent suggests credit card issuer is exploring ways to build refund services for customers.

Article Loi sans frontier – where does the internet stop?

Kilburn & Strode’s Gwilym Roberts takes a look at the ongoing tension between the internet and the territorial in terms of patent applications.

Engineering a career in intellectual property

Top patent firm, Barker Brettell, profile one of their award-winning trainee patent attorneys – Katie Howe.

Insights: A tale of two flag poles

Charlotte Duly and Angharad Rolfe Johnson from Boult Wade Tennant, examine the case of unauthorised use of Amazon product codes. Great background reading for exams or interview preparation.

Three stripes and you’re out…? Adidas v Shoe Branding Europe

Matthew Dick from D Young & Co gives his expert commentary on Adidas’ ‘figurative’ trademark.

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