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The power of patent protection

Protecting your brand legally can help companies thrive – knowing what type of intellectual property rights a company should have can help protect firms in the marketplace.

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Rene Carayol: Hello, Hello! Why it is good to be out on the streets

On a recent visit to Soweto, the large and vibrant township adjacent to Johannesburg, we saw some successful Western brands that had been somewhat “Africanised”.

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IPR crackdown continues to reap rewards

A report released by the European Commission actions to enforce intellectual property rights (IPR) shows authorities in the EU detained almost 36 million items suspected of violating IPR in 2013.

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Taking a new approach to foil the fake e-traders

It is impossible to put a figure on the amount of money a business could lose due to counterfeiting, experts claim.

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Interpol’s Michael Ellis: How counterfeiting is affecting all walks of life

It might look like a good, cheap deal on a product – but it may not be the real deal. If so, what at first looks like a bargain could seriously hurt you – and not just financially.

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Brand protection the blue-chip way

Brands are always vying to be loved by the masses. Whether they’re held in high regard or considered cool and cutting edge, staying at the top is competitive business.

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William Kendall: Try to fall in love with what you do

Transforming a company can be a bit like falling in love. William Kendall, the entrepreneur who helped revitalise both the organic chocolate firm Green & Black’s and New Covent Garden Soup Company, has a philosophy – if he can fall in love with a product, then it is likely his customers will as well.

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Turnaround skills seen as greater asset

An ailing brand can be protected through turnaround skills, says Christine Elliot, chief executive at the Institute for Turnaround (IFT).

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New credentials for turnaround profession

The European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (EACTP) is developing the first Europe-wide accreditation programme for all turnaround professionals.

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Manufacturer optimism could create tens of thousands of jobs

Optimism among small manufacturers could lead to the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs, according to a supply chain report.

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