BBC: Realtime Worlds Games Company goes into Administration

BBC: Realtime Worlds Games Company goes into Administration

Pioneering Dundee-based computer games company Realtime Worlds has gone into administration putting hundreds of jobs at risk. The company, founded by the creator of Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto, is based at a former jute mill in the city. It employs about 250 people and was seen as one of the biggest players in the […]

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If Apple do it, why can’t you?

With all the press that Apple has received recently with the iPad and last week the new iPhone 4, it was interesting to read the review of the new iPhone’s features by Kyle Baxter of Tightwind.net. In it, Baxter highlights the new hi-res screen, the camera and – as ever – the overall design. But […]

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Think Fruity You Little Monkey!

Metis Partners has been successfully partnering with insolvency practitioners in order to maximise the return for creditors in insolvency situations for a number of years. You may have seen we recently completed the sale of the Kshocolat and Hot Choc brands to Bon Bon Buddies Ltd. http://www.kshocolat.co.uk/. Metis Partners are currently involved in the sale […]

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Who Owns the Brand?

Metis Partners is always looking for ways to help its clients get the most out of their intangible assets, whether we are acting for clients wishing to commercially exploit their intangibles through licensing or acting on behalf of the insolvency practitioners seeking to maximise the return for creditors through the sale of a company’s intangibles. […]

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Creditman: Sale secures Kshocolat brand

Creditman: Sale secures Kshocolat brand

Bon Bon Buddies Ltd, Europes leading character licensed novelty confectionery and biscuit company, has acquired certain assets and intellectual property of Kshocolât Ltd and Brand 1602 Chocolate Ltd from the administrators, RSM Tenon, for an undisclosed sum. The Kshocolât and Hot Choc brands encompass a range of premium boxed chocolates and confectionery, chocolate bars and […]

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The Emerging Role of the CIPO

In a recent Webinar sponsored by IAM Magazine, “The Emerging Role of the CIPO (Chief Intellectual Property Officer)”, thought leaders in IP, Ron Laurie, of Inflexion Point Strategy and Rob Sterne, of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox concluded: An increasing number of companies are managing IP as a strategic business asset and CIPOs will be the […]

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To Innovate or Not To Innovate, That Is the Dilemma

In an article on FT.com by Brian Groom, Business and Employment Editor, previewing a forthcoming report by the EEF manufacturers organisation, it suggests that companies with an inclination to innovate their way out of the recession are being constrained by a lack of appreciation of innovation by finance providers. The article suggests “a poor understanding […]

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Online Protection of Your Brand Must Extend To Social Media

In the not too distant past, protecting your brand was (relatively) easy. Once you had your company name registered and you had your product names chosen, having registered trade marks, patents, design rights and copyright gave you protection from most kinds of infringement. Then came the internet and a whole new mine-field to negotiate – […]

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I Want Money, That’s What I Want…

After attending the IP Business Congress (IPBC) held in Chicago in late June, one thing became clear – there is a lot more to intellectual property than monetisation. But is this thorny subject really the heart of the matter? While for large US corporates the management of IP, and to a lesser extent intangible assets, […]

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Intellectual Assets for Innovation

In an interview with Jackie Hutter, Chief IP Strategist and Founder of The Hutter Group, Braden Kelley, editor of Blogging Innovation has set out an interesting perspective on the role of IP lawyers and their influence on Innovation. The full article can be read here, Intellectual Assets for Innovation, but here is our summary of […]

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