Artificial Intelligence enters new phase of growth, as South Korea emerges as a key innovation frontrunner, new analysis from leading intellectual property firm, Marks & Clerk finds
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The early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the urgent need for innovation in critical care, leading to the fear that the NHS would be overwhelmed by critically ill patients led to the sudden and urgent need to develop quick and reliable means of identifying positive cases. Liam O'Connor and Paul Chapman study the biggest collection of scientific data on record to analyse what may yet change in the world of diagnostic testingadded by Mr Kieren Thomson 6 min Read
At a glance: Virtual / fictional trade marks are, for example product or company names that only exist in a film or a computer game. Because of the popularity of the story or the medium in which the brands/products are featured, there is a desire to take advantage of the recognition and virtual reputation on the market. Under current laws rights holders often have to rely on copyright or forms of IP other than trade marks, as use of a brand name in virtual content or in the context of a made-up world does not necessarily provide protection in respect of physical goods. The legal landscape may be changing due to an increasing focus on the marketability of virtual goods, e.g. through NFTs, which is also starting to influence how rights holders register and protect their trade marks. And in more detail: With the recent excitement around the “metaverse”, NFTs, and the market for “virtual products” heating up, it is a good time to take a closer look at the protection of brands in computer games and virtual reality environments, as well as art, film and other media more broadly. In particular, this author looks to explore what happens when artistic creations and “virtual” or “fictional” brands start a life of their own.added by Mr Ugo Igbokwe 12 min Read
Marks & Clerk, one of the world’s leading intellectual property (IP) law firms, has announced the promotion of Andrea Williams to Partner and the appointment of Senior Associate David Kemp to the Cambridge team, transferring from the London office. Both attorneys are part of the firm’s market-leading UK teams, with Andrea specialising in patents in the biotechnology field and David advising on all aspects of UK, EUTM and international trade mark law and practice.added by Mr Ugo Igbokwe 2 min Read