identify you. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy
If you want to use the sites without cookies or would like to know more, you can do that here.
Select regions whose content you would like to see
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement will not be ratified in the UK this year, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has confirmed. 29 Jun 2015
FOCUS: 'Net neutrality' rules are set to be applied to communications to and from connected cars and other 'internet of things' devices amidst telecoms regulators' growing appetite to regulate the way the flow of internet-based traffic is controlled in the... 08 Jun 2015
Automotive manufacturers selling vehicles in China are subject to strict rules governing product safety and must follow procedures set by a regulator when undertaking recalls. Manufacturers face financial losses, regulatory fines and significant reputational...
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
This guide was last updated in May 2014.
A patent is granted by a national patent office and will only give you monopoly rights in the country in which it is granted. There is no such thing as an international patent.
Sometimes a company infringes another company's rights without realising it – so intellectual property laws distinguish deliberate theft and innocent infringement. Different rules apply to different types of intellectual property.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) is to sell 51% of its networking business in China to Tsinghua University, it has said. 26 May 2015
Manufacturers of 'connected cars' will be able to use the connectivity of those vehicles to improve the way they handle recalls in the event that faults are identified, an expert has said. 18 May 2015
Join My Out-Law
Already signed up to My Out-Law?