IP Advice

Eureka has partnered with D Young, the intellectual property law firm, to bring you all the latest information on how to protect your designs. If there is a topic you would like more information about, please email the editor.


Exploiting a UK patented invention

In our IP survey earlier this year we asked whether you believed your company is effectively exploiting its IP. Nearly 50% of respondents disagreed. In response to this feedback Charlotte Musgrave ...


Ownership of inventions

Respondents to our recent IP survey raised some interesting questions regarding how best to mitigate against the potential loss of technology or know-how through staff losses. In consideration of ...


IP protection on the rise

You may remember that we repeated our annual survey exploring views and experiences of intellectual property (IP) earlier this year. Anthony Albutt takes a look at the results and addresses some of ...


IP on show

Trade shows can be a great way of shouting about what you do, but make sure you don't shout too loudly if your IP is not protected. Jonathan Jackson, Partner and European Patent Attorney, D Young & ...


Innovate to differentiate

The smart phone market is evolving and, while they may all look much the same, there are designs that still need protected, particularly when looking at the accessories they are paired with. Jonathan ...



Is embedded technology innovation outpacing IP law?

For watches, fitness bands and other more traditional wearable technology, intellectual property is fairly predictable; if the innovation is in how a product operates, protect it with a patent, if it ...


Community chest

Registered Community Designs are a significant aspect of IP protection in the sphere of portabl devices. Here, Jonathan Jackson of D Young & Co LLP explains.


IP essentials for start-ups and SMEs

New and growing companies often have tight budgets and may think that it is not worth investing in protecting IP. However, inadequate protection of IP may lead to disputes and can ultimately prove ...


Wearable tech IP essentials

The trend for wearable electronics is on the rise, but what are the IP implications? Jonathan Jackson, D Young & Co LLP offers some answers.


Don’t let leaks wipe out your patents

The internet has changed the ease with which information can be published. Here, Jonathan Jackson, Partner D Young & Co LLP, looks at the effects of this on patent protection.




What can my business protect?

In a situation in which the design or innovation within a product is something which provides a unique selling point or a product improvement, then the intellectual property in that product becomes ...


The shape of things to come

Shape Marks are one of the less understood aspects of Intellectual Property. Here, Matthew Dick, partner and trade mark specialist with leading IP law firm D Young & Co LLP, explains them.



Are you ready for the Patent Box?

The government will shortly launch the Patent Box tax system. Here, Anthony Albutt, partner with leading intellectual property law firm D Young & Co LLP explores some of the developments and provides ...


Increasing your understanding

Eureka has partnered with leading intellectual property law firm D Young & Co LLP to offer guidance on how to protect IP. Here, D Young partner Anthony Albutt looks at some of the issues that ...





The China syndrome

It is a fact of business that if a product sells, there's every chance someone will imitate it. Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are available in law to prevent the exploitation of technology, ...


Computer-implemented inventions

This is the second of of two articles looking at certain aspects of the protection afforded to computer programmes by copyright and patents.


The protection of computer programs

This is the first of of two articles looking at certain aspects of the protection afforded to computer programs by copyright and patents.


What is the patent box?

Specialising in patents, trade marks, designs and related intellectual property rights, D Young & Co works with companies ranging from start-ups to established multi-nationals. In this issue, we look ...

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