The Patent Office has cut the fees payable for additional types of trademark from 125 to 50 per class, due to the increased demand for registration since the 1994 Trademarks Act. The act broadened the definition of what could be registered as a trademark, making it possible to register 3D shapes, colours and even sounds or smells as long as they are distinctive to the goods or services offered. As a result, applications to the Patent Office have risen by 44 per cent, from 30 652 in 1994 to 44 220 in 1995.
From books and talks to the virtual version of a blockbuster exhibition, there’s plenty to see and do in the lead-up to Christmas.
The new twice-annual journal of film and visual culture takes some aesthetic cues from academia, while flipping others completely, according to its designer.
Whether you want to furnish the design lover in your life’s home, or encourage your studio Secret Santa to eat bugs, we’ve got you covered.
Research into the UK’s craft economy from UCA highlights economic growth and a rise in online opportunities but also gaps in support for makers.