Should trademarks be at the heart of your brand strategy?

As arguably the most important assets a company can own, protecting trademarks must lie at the heart of a successful brand strategy

Why the patents system needs a revamp

Lack of a universal patent system to protect intellectual property leaves innovating companies open to potentially ruinous infringements

China tackles problem of counterfeit goods head-on

Safeguarding brands and trade marks in developing markets poses a problem where regulation may be haphazard and counterfeiters rife

Standing up in court

How best to protect your intellectual property rights from infringement may be through litigation or a compromise arrangement, as Jonathan Ames reports