UK Intellectual Property Office Launches New IP Grant Funding Scheme & more… Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

M&C Reacts: UK Intellectual Property Office Launches New IP Grant Funding Scheme

Marks & Clerk shared the news with clients and contacts that the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has launched its IP Access scheme providing SMEs with up to £5,000 (including VAT) to help protect and commercialise their IP. The scheme is part of a new government initiative to support post-pandemic recovery.

Red Bull in trademark dispute with Bullards Gin

A small gin producer in Norwich has been threatened with legal action by Red Bull for use of the word ‘bull’ in its name Bullards. And the gin house plans to fight back…

Can a Robot Invent? The Fight Around AI and Patents Explained

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia recently ruled that, under current U.S. law, AI can’t be listed as an inventor on a patent. The ruling was in line with what U.S., British, and EU patent officials have concluded.

Kentucky among first states to launch an intellectual property alliance — here’s why it matters

Kentucky is among the first states to launch an IP alliance, with several others following suit later this year. Other states with established IP alliances include Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina and Oregon, according to USIPA’s website.

Candidates from the UK continue to top the European Qualifying Exam results

The results for the 2021 EQE have been released and continue to show that the high standard of training in the United Kingdom is delivering world-leading European patent attorneys, year-on-year.

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