UK leads the way in IP-secured lending for high-growth SMEs & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

International treaty agreed on handling genetics in patents

World Intellectual Property Organisation signs first new treaty in a decade

UK leads the way in IP-secured lending for high-growth SMEs

In what is claimed to be a banking world-first in terms of its availability and affordability, NatWest has launched lending for high-growth SMEs secured against their intellectual property assets.

Estonian Patent Office marks 105th anniversary

On 29 May in Tallinn, the Estonian Patent Office (EPA) held a special conference to mark its 105th anniversary. The International Conference on IP and Sustainability welcomed representatives from the European Patent Office (EPO), European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and national patent offices of member states of the European Patent Organisation.

Mathys & Squire promotes three experts to partners

Leading intellectual property (IP) law firm Mathys & Squire is pleased to announce the promotion of Laura Clews, Samantha Moodie and Edd Cavanna to Partners at the firm.

AI and intellectual property in the spotlight at Arab League meeting

Intellectual property and artificial intelligence will be discussed at a regional meeting of the Arab League’s Intellectual Property and Competitiveness Department on Wednesday.

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