Talking trademarks

We are all familiar with trademarks from “Google” to ‘McDonald’s”. But who are the UK’s most active trademarkers? And, how is the profile of trademarking changing in the UK? Some data recently published by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) on domestic trademark applications in the UK suggests some of the answers. Before looking at the… Read more

Latest Insight paper from the ERC

The latest Insight paper from the ERC is published today. Authored by ERC Director ,Stephen Roper. Recent trends in the digital creative sector in Coventry and Warwickshire. The digital creative sector plays a key role both a provider of jobs in its own right and also as an enabler of digital innovation in other sectors. In… Read more

SMEs are losing out in the innovation race

SMEs are losing ground to larger UK firms in terms of innovation. This is one of the key messages in new innovation data recently published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The data taken from the UK Innovation Survey (UKIS 2017) provides the first robust benchmark for levels of business innovation… Read more