INOCHI PROJECT IP ASSET SALE

INOCHI PROJECT IP ASSET SALE

Acquisition Opportunity A unique opportunity arises for you to purchase the IP assets of Inochi Project Plc (in Liquidation), a developer of a mobile app game. The Game The Inochi game enables players to create and battle interchangeable robotic Animechs in 3-D Pokemon-style combat with players battling the Rust King and his army in order […]

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IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON SPONSOR BAKER BOTTS

IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON SPONSOR BAKER BOTTS

ENSURING SECURE STRATEGIES Law firm Baker Botts specialises in IP protection and corporate finance and it emphasises the importance of IP strategy marching in step with wider strategy No business with serious ambitions can afford to neglect the importance of Intellectual Property and of protecting that IP. Neil Coulson, IP partner with law firm Baker […]

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IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON NEW SPONSOR CATAX

IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON NEW SPONSOR CATAX

Energising Growth   Research and Development can be a costly process but, with the right professional advice, businesses can get back much of the cost, as we discover talking to consultants Catax.   Innovation and business development are thriving in the UK, but they usually require significant investment from businesses which can be difficult to […]

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IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON WINNER M SQUARED

IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON WINNER M SQUARED

Pushing Boundaries M Squared is operating at the cutting edge of scientific research and is turning the results of its work into commercial success… M Squared is a photonics and quantum technology company, whose laser systems are pushing the boundaries of quantum science, to improve healthcare and the scientific understanding to halt climate change. The […]

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The Role of IP Rights in Green Technologies Innovation

The Role of IP Rights in Green Technologies Innovation

When it comes to climate change, intellectual property (“IP”) can be a matter of ‘life and death’! In 2013 the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) joined the fight against global climate change by launching an on-line marketplace for green technology called WIPO GREEN; a platform aimed at accelerating the development and diffusion of green technologies […]

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RIBBON IP ASSET SALE

RIBBON IP ASSET SALE

M and M Direct Limited (“M and M Direct” or the “Company”) has appointed Metis Partners to support the marketing and sale of the Ribbon brand. HIGHLIGHTS & OPPORTUNITIES  Boho-inspired womenswear brand with a 20-year proven track record of sales and profitability Whimsical on-trend brand concept targeting women aged 18 to 30 and girls aged […]

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FRED & BOSTON IP ASSET SALE

FRED & BOSTON IP ASSET SALE

M and M Direct Limited (“M and M Direct” or the “Company”) has appointed Metis Partners to support the marketing and sale of the Fred & Boston brand (or the “Brand”). HIGHLIGHTS & OPPORTUNITIES  Casual menswear brand with 20-year proven track record of sales and profitability Modern brand concept, which attracts a customer base of […]

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Friday Funnies

If you love our Friday Funnies as much as we do, see below for some of our sources of laughter: Friday Funnies- Trademark Fails – 17/01/2020 In light of the failed attempt by US trade mark lawyer Jared Fogelson to register “Sussex Royal” in order to “teach Harry and Meghan a lesson about IP”, in […]

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You Simply Can’t Afford to Take Your Eye Off the Ball

You Simply Can’t Afford to Take Your Eye Off the Ball

Football, without doubt the world’s most popular sport and considered by many to be ‘the beautiful game’, is certainly no stranger to the challenges of IP. Increasingly, topics such as patents, trademarks and copyright all feature prominently in any starting eleven, forming a solid defence that offers protection for and against an array of relevant […]

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Why Slow and Steady Could Have Beaten Swift…

Why Slow and Steady Could Have Beaten Swift…

The acquisition of Big Mountain Label Group (“BMLG”) for $300m by Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holding was publicised in late June this year. An interesting aspect of this transaction, from an intellectual property (IP) perspective, stemmed from Taylor Swift’s recent statement that she plans to re-record the albums that were included as part of the transaction. […]

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Quorn’s Secret Recipe Revealed: Why the Meatless Market is Worth Sinking Your Teeth Into

Quorn’s Secret Recipe Revealed: Why the Meatless Market is Worth Sinking Your Teeth Into

Fish-free tuna, soya shawarma kebab and the illustrious impossible burger, a meatless patty that uses protein from a soybean plant to mimic the effects of blood like animal-based products. These are all quirky items contributing to the thriving meatless market, predicted to be worth around $140 billion in the next decade by analysts at Barclays. […]

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The Plight of the 3-Stripes

The Plight of the 3-Stripes

This week in fashion news, sportswear giants Adidas and Sketchers have settled their latest legal dispute over the notorious three stripe trademark. This is just the latest in over 300 infringement matters involving the 3-stripe brand in the United States alone. This particular case between two of the largest US footwear brands involved Sketchers’ Goldie-Peaks […]

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FIFA vs Pro Evolution Soccer- Game On?

FIFA vs Pro Evolution Soccer- Game On?

It’s around that time of year again that millions of gamers around the world will be buzzing with excitement for the upcoming release of FIFA 20, a franchise that has confidently surpassed 260 million copies sold in its longstanding reign as the bestselling football video game. However, if you’re a Juventus fan, you might be […]

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HOTEL VOUCHER SHOP IP ASSET SALE

HOTEL VOUCHER SHOP IP ASSET SALE

ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY This is a unique opportunity to acquire the IP assets of Hotel Voucher Shop, one of Europe’s first and leading online hotel gift voucher vendors: • Operating for over 13 years and connecting with over 150,000 hotels worldwide • Selling hotel gift card vouchers to more than 200,000 customers • Utilising an advanced […]

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Facebook presents Libra – what’s the key intangible asset involved?

Facebook presents Libra – what’s the key intangible asset involved?

Image credit: France 24 Facebook has recently unveiled its ambitious project for a new global cryptocurrency, Libra. Facebook’s blockchain-powered currency will be backed by a basket of historically stable assets. This will lessen the high volatility experienced by other big crypto names such as Bitcoin, Ethereum or Ripple. Facebook isn’t embarking in this project alone. […]

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OME PRODUCTS IP ASSET SALE

OME PRODUCTS IP ASSET SALE

OME Products (“OME” or “the Company”) has instructed Metis Partners to support the marketing and sale of the intellectual property (“IP”) assets relating to the Company, a tech disruptor within the connected product industry HIGHLIGHTS & OPPORTUNITIES • Robust brand identity with strong market reputation for its innovation and minimalism • Technology in the product […]

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Letter from America – League tables are not just for the big players!

Letter from America – League tables are not just for the big players!

My colleague, Hannah, wrote last week about Forbes’ release of this year’s most valuable brands. I wasn’t surprised to see the list being dominated by the prominent B2C consumer brands. Although it would be interesting to know which businesses are new to the list and which have successfully leveraged their brand to penetrate new markets, […]

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