Insights 18.05.2021

Time for a digital refresh?

Responsibility for domain name portfolios, cybersecurity and online brand protection tends to fall across a wide range of business functions or different providers with no one department in complete control. Taking the time now to centralise your assets and strategic approach could make all the difference to protection, enforcement and budgets.

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Legal updates 17.05.2021

European Patent Office publishes new guidelines

The EPO's new Guidelines for Examination seek to ensure greater alignment between patent claims, as amended, and the description of a patent before grant, says Sylvain Chaffraix. Read more
Insights 27.04.2021

Brexit and IP: A question of representation

At the end of 2020, the UK government announced a change to the rules of representation before the UK IPO. New trademark, design and patent applications, and contentious actions at the UK IPO now … Read more
Insights 20.04.2021

EP validations: A step-by-step guide

The European Patent (EP) system provides companies with an important structure for protecting and exploiting inventions in Europe. To maximise the benefits of the system, while minimising cost and … Read more
Insights 19.04.2021

When tracking IP investment priorities, strategy comes first

For our IP industry benchmarking research, we asked IP professionals in the US to nominate the areas in which they feel they need to invest more time and money moving forward. The results show a … Read more
Insights 15.04.2021

Managing priority in US and European patents

While protecting patentable innovations in the US and Europe is the foundation of many corporate patent portfolios, differences in priority arrangements in the US can cause issues obtaining subsequent … Read more
Insights 23.03.2021

Introducing Thomsen Trampedach, our newest NovumIP company

In January, Novagraaf, a NovumIP company, acquired Thomsen Trampedach, the global Online Brand Protection service provider. Managing Director Jannik Skou introduces Thomsen Trampedach and its … Read more
Insights 24.03.2021

Planning for success: trademark availability searching

It takes time, resources and money to create and launch distinctive and effective brands. Make sure the brand name you have chosen is yours to use with a trademark availability search. Read more
Insights 23.03.2021

From recovery to resilience: Discussing the US IP industry outlook

In our recent webinar, Resiliency in the Face of a Pandemic, hosted by Lexology, we discussed a broad range of topics facing IP professionals – from COVID-19 resiliency to the evolving role of IP … Read more
Insights 11.03.2021

Choosing the right asset management model

Companies need to develop the right mix of legal service and formality providers if they are to execute their IP management strategies efficiently, particularly at this time of enforced remote … Read more
Insights 23.02.2021

European trademarks and the benefits of a seniority claim

Claiming seniority can enable brand owners to streamline their trademark portfolios in Europe, but a number of key factors should be considered before allowing earlier national registrations to lapse, … Read more
Insights 22.02.2021

An update on the Unitary Patent

Plans for the Unitary Patent received a boost at the end of last year, after the German Bundestag and Bundesrat approved the draft law ratifying the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court. Robert … Read more
Insights 11.02.2021

Tracking the impact of COVID-19 on the IP profession

88% of IP professionals have felt the impact of the pandemic on their organisation, but the majority anticipate a strong recovery, according to our latest research. Read more

NovumIP: A new approach to IP service delivery

As IP owners have expanded the size and reach of their portfolios across multiple markets and geographies, the management and enforcement of IP has become a more ​​​challenging undertaking. In our … Read more
Insights 07.01.2021

Setting a strategy for patent annuities

When IP budgets are under scrutiny, spending on patent annuity payments is often one of the first areas to come under the spotlight. Our experts set out how to structure and inform renewals decisions. Read more
Insights 14.12.2020

Collaborating for progress in IP

Every IP service provider's goal is to support IP professionals in their work, but as an industry we can still do more to deliver the insights and efficiencies clients need to harvest the potential of … Read more
Insights 14.09.2020

Preparing for future IP challenges

As IP owners strive to recover from the impact of COVID-19, the risk of a further lockdown and economic downturn will only put further pressure on their activities in the coming months. While the … Read more
Insights 01.12.2020

Supporting growth: our vision for the IP profession

Empowering IP professionals is the first pillar of our 'Smart IP' manifesto. In this video, NovumIP Chairman Reinhard Ottway explains how we intend to support our clients so they can emerge safely … Read more
News 25.08.2020

How can the IP industry deliver on its promise of efficiency for clients?

As an industry, we are continually looking for new ways to streamline and improve services to save our clients time and money. However, there are other opportunities to drive efficiencies that we … Read more
Insights 28.07.2020

Why empowering IP professionals should be an industry priority

Every IP service provider’s goal is to support IP professionals in their work, but we can still do more to deliver to clients the insight and efficiencies they need to harvest the potential of their … Read more
News 07.04.2020

COVID-19: From branding to product innovation

The full impact of COVID-19 on businesses, individuals and world economies is still unknown, but where some see challenges, others see opportunities or chances to help, as Novagraaf's Vanessa Harrow … Read more
News 23.03.2020

Business continuity and COVID-19

As a worldwide group, we have put contingency measures in place to safeguard our employees and ensure business continuity during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more