April 2020

Inventors who plan to have their domestically patented creations legally protected overseas sometimes discover another party already holds the rights over a similar invention in their targeted country. Though it does indeed occur someone else simply obtained a Patent over an invention earlier, in many cases the legal protection held by another over a ‘similar […]

It might be no surprise a large part of the world’s designs are made by people who made designing their profession. Using their acquired knowledge and experience, they can spend their 40-hour work weeks on nothing but drafting what might be the next revolutionary Industrial Design. But once a designer finishes his ingenious plans at […]

Patents: The claim and its importance

An application for Patent registration consists out of three parts; drawings, a claim, and a description. Of these three parts, the claim is arguably the most important one. Such a claim consists of a short explanation of what the invention to be patented looks like and what its main functions are. This may sound easy […]

After spending months in a row drawing on his attic room, an artist has finally finished what he believes is the greatest comic book ever made. Worried about other people intending to copy this masterpiece, the artist rushes to the nearest law firm to ask how he can legally protect his work. If the law […]

Through a Trade Secret, companies and individual entrepreneurs can keep the products and processes they invented from being copied by others. Simply not publishing the composition of such items seems to be the best way to prevent such illegitimate copying, but this does not always appear to be an option. What to do for example […]