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Most expensive NHS drug comes off patent

The most expensive drug used in NHS hospitals has come off patent, potentially saving the NHS at least £150m per year by 2021. The drug is used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Cannabis food and drink patents saw increase in last five years, says report

According to a PatSnap report, the cannabis food and drink sector has seen a large increase in patent filings in the last five years.

Colin Kaepernick wants to trademark an image of his face and hair

Kaepernick’s company, Inked Flash, has applied to use the image in several categories such as clothing, toys, sweets and mugs.

New Audi trademark hints at revamped emblem

New trademark filings in Germany and the US hint that Audi may revamp its logo in the near future. The filings show two possible logos that offer a different take on the four rings.

Elon Musk applies for ‘intend to use’ trademark for ‘Teslaquila’

Elon Musk jokingly tweeted earlier this year using the term ‘Telsaquila’ but now it looks like it might become a reality as he submitted “intend to use” trademark application for a tequila called Teslaquila.

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