Keep your finger on the intellectual property pulse with our round up of the week’s IP news and opinion, from the serious to the slightly silly…

 

Lionel Messi wins fight to register himself as trademark

After a seven-year legal battle, the world’s top earning footballer has been granted the right to trademark his name.

UK ratifies the Unified Patent Court Agreement

The UK’s Minister for Intellectual Property, Sam Gyimah MP, has confirmed that the agreement was ratified yesterday, meaning a move towards the international court is now even closer than ever.

Happy (day after) World IP Day!

World IP Day may be over for another year, but the WIPO suggested activities for how to bring intellectual property rights to wider attention can be used year-round…

Protection from European Patents now extended into Asia

The European Patent Office has announced that Cambodia will be the first Asian country to recognise a European patent – an indication that they plan to extend their protection limits?

Sinclair Spectrum designer Rick Dickinson dies in US

The British designer responsible for creating the unique boxy style of the Sinclair machines has sadly passed away following illness.

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