A Looming AI War: Transparency v. IP Rights

As artificial intelligence systems become more prevalent in daily life, efforts to create a unifying set of AI principles have intensified. In the past few months, at least three major works have been published on the issue. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers authored the first edition of Ethically Aligned Design(EAD1e), a comprehensive three-year project that focuses largely on AI ethical issues. The International Technology Law Association released its in-depth review of ethical guideposts […]

By | August 20th, 2019 ||

IP Awareness Does Not Necessarily Equal IP Understanding

Study after study reveals that the economic impact of IP is both tremendous and growing. A recent report on the effects of IP on the U.S. economy issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office showed that IP-intensive industries contributed nearly 40 percent of the nation’s entire gross domestic product in 2014. Surely the incredible value of this economic sector would lead many to seek a greater understanding of how to use IP to reap wealth.

However, […]

By | August 14th, 2019 ||

Thinking About Filing A US Trade Mark Application?

One country that features regularly in our clients’ trade mark registration roadmap is the US. While there are some similarities to the UK and EU trade mark systems, the US system has quite different procedures and rules, which should be considered before filing an application across the pond. In this article, we briefly highlight some of the key differences.
Third Party Rights
The main fact to bear in mind is that the US is a ‘first […]

By | August 13th, 2019 ||