We are delighted to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2023 with you. This year's theme is "Empowering Women Innovators: Generating Solutions for Global Challenges“.
Over the years, women have made ground-breaking innovations that have transformed our world. For instance:
Hedy Lamarr, dubbed “The Mother of Wi-Fi” developed the frequency-hopping technology leading to modern Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Stephanie Kwolek invented Kevlar, a material with many uses, from ropes to bulletproof vests.
Evelyn Berezin who, through her company Redactron Corporation, manufactured and sold the first computerised typewriters, paving the way for the modern computers.
These examples, together with many more, demonstrate the pivotal role women play in developing and generating solutions and the protection that intellectual property such as patents affords. We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of women innovators on this World Intellectual Property Day.
To make World Intellectual Property Day, our IP team takes a look at some pivotal copyright and trade mark infringements.
Many of these courtroom battles have played out in the media recently but some of the detail behind these may surprise you and offer a different perspective. If you would like to read more, please click here.Back to Full News
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David is Head of the Commercial & Business team at Hayes solicitors and advises a number of the firm’s major corporate clients. He advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial law issues. He has expertise in advising on general corporate and commercial matters, particularly in the manufacturing, retail, aviation, sports and motor sectors, and also frequently advises clients who operate in regulated areas.
Jeremy specialises in insolvency, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, acting for a variety of companies and financial institutions in contract law cases, enforcement and recovery actions and in high value complex Commercial Court proceedings. Jeremy also specialises in intellectual property matters, including advising on registration and protection of trade marks and related rights and on trade mark disputes.
Laura is a partner in the Commercial & Business team at Hayes solicitors. Laura advises clients on a diverse range of corporate and commercial matters and regulatory requirements. She is an experienced adviser on terms and conditions of sale and purchase, IT issues, data protection, product liability, advertising and promotions, intellectual property and a wide range of commercial agreements.
Ross is a Solicitor in the Commercial & Business team at Hayes solicitors. He practices predominantly in insolvency, commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He acts for a variety of corporates, financial institutions, private equity funds and private individuals in contentious matters that include, insolvency; enforcement and recovery; landlord and tenant; intellectual property, defamation and other general litigation claims.