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Marc Marked Out for Infringement?

Marc Marked Out for Infringement? Posted on Jun 01, 2015 by Dr. Julie Nixon  | Tags: fashion , trade mark infringement , intellectual property  | 0 Comments By Julie Nixon It isn’t often I get to blog about IP and fashion, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity when I heard that Adidas AG recently filed a claim against Marc Jacobs International LLC in the US Federal Court for allegedly infringing its iconic Three-Stripe Trade Mark. Disappointingly Vogue online has described this as copyright infringement! As part of the “Marc by Marc Jacobs” line (the cheaper diffusion line of the brand),...
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Supercharged at BioCity Scotland

Supercharged at BioCity Scotland Posted on May 05, 2015 by Dr. Julie Nixon  | Tags: innovation , collaboration , pharma , BioCity , research  | 0 Comments By Julie Nixon Liina and I were fortunate to be able to attend day 1 of “ Supercharging the Innovation Engine ” at BioCity Scotland, a two day conference bringing together academics, big pharma and life science companies amongst others. A prestigious line up of speakers was brought together for the event, and here I report back on some highlights. After an introduction from Dr Diane Harbison , MD at BioCity Scotland, Professor Roy...
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Genomes, IP and Ethics: The 100,000 Genomes Project

Genomes, IP and Ethics: The 100,000 Genomes Project Posted on Mar 30, 2015 by Dr. Julie Nixon  | Tags: Genomes , cancer , IP , ethics , privacy  | 0 Comments By Julie Nixon The 100,000 Genomes Project is aiming to revolutionise medicine and place the UK as a world leader in genetic research. But while the prospect of allowing biomedical companies access to the data generated from the project could bring major health advances and economic impact, there is a potential risk that patients may be identified from the data they provide by participating in the project. The Project The...
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Mistakes companies make regarding their IP-and how to avoid them

Mistakes companies make regarding their IP-and how to avoid them Posted on Mar 02, 2015 by Dr. Julie Nixon  | Tags: Intellectual Property , Due Diligence , IP audit , spin-out , start-up  | 0 Comments By Julie Nixon Being part of a tech start up or a spin out is challenging, and among the many issues entrepreneurs have to consider are meeting milestones, recruiting the right team and sourcing funding.  A company also needs to manage its intellectual property, establishing what assets can be used to generate revenue through licensing or IP transfers, and boost the value of the company...
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“Three-person embryo” law passed

“Three-person embryo” law passed Posted on Feb 09, 2015 by Dr. Julie Nixon  | Tags: Mitochondria , genetics , ethics  | 0 Comments Last week MPs voted in favour of making the UK the first country in the world to permit IVF embryos to be created using DNA from three different people to help prevent mitochondrial diseases . A majority in the the House of Commons voted to approve an amendment to the 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act which will allow a mother’s mitochondrial DNA to be replaced by  third party donor mitochondrial DNA . This in spite of some...
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