Archive for September, 2010
Australian IP Case Law on September 26, 2010 by 1place
The GFC”s impact on patent and trade mark filings is revealed in WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Indicators 2010 (http://bit.ly/8Z94r5).
R&D expenditures decreased with the fall in the GDPs of France, Germany, United Kingdom and the US. These falls are correlated with a marked decrease in patent and trade mark filings in these high income economies.
Source: WIPO, World Intellectual Property Indicators 2010 Figure 3 (http://bit.ly/8Z94r5).
This fall does not appear to be reflected in the Australian National Phase entries or International Search Requests for PCT as shown in IP Australia’s statistics to August 2010. (http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/pdfs/statistics/Patent%20Demand%20Statistics.pdf)
Branding, Patent on September 4, 2010 by 1place
Great collaboration between Pringle of Scotland and Glascow artist David Shrigley