Aldridge-based Maloney Metalcraft has acquired some of the intangible assets of Ormandy Group from administrators KPMG.
Levrett plc has acquired the entire share capital of Nuformix for a total consideration of £12million and raised £2.3million by way of a placing.
Intellectual property specialist Marks & Clerk has said that a steady rise in the number of UK trade mark applications originating from Scotland is evidence of the country’s strong entrepreneurial spirit.
A firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys, Haseltine Lake, has become the latest sponsor to back the IP100, which includes the UK’s first IP league table and a community of IP-rich businesses across the UK.
Privacy engineering software company Privitar has announced that it has raised £12m in a Series A funding round.
If the hard work of establishing your brand and creating a customer base has already been achieved, why not capitalise on it and expand your business through licensing or franchising?
Inventions, designs and trade secrets are all highly-valuable intellectual property rights (IPR), and businesses that don’t protect these assets are effectively acting as ‘charities’.
Dr Jennifer Bailey, a senior associate at Marks & Clerk’s Birmingham office, says an Intellectual Property strategy is crucial, especially in such a fast-growing, competitive and lucrative global sector as healthcare.
Tammy Holmes, Innovation and Adoption Programme Manager for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) looks back on the first year of its Meridian Innovation and Adoption Service.