Nathan Zhang - May 04, 2021

A sense of hope with graphene-based COVID-19 detection

With mass COVID-19 vaccinations being rolled out by countries across..

Joseph Newcombe - Apr 26, 2021

COVID-19 win for AI pharma farmers

The vaccine roll-out is in action all over the world. Nevertheless,..

Sarah Harvey - Mar 23, 2021

EPO 2020 Patent Index - key trends

The European Patent Office (EPO) recently published its 2020 Patent..

Adam Gregory - Jan 29, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 variants – reasons to be optimistic

In recent weeks and months, several highly-transmissible variants of..

Eliot Ward - Dec 21, 2020

Will the COVID-19 vaccines induce more robust immunity than infection with SARS-Cov-2 itself?

Respiratory viruses such as coronaviruses are notorious for evading..

Nick Sutcliffe - Nov 25, 2020

AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine shows efficacy against SARS-CoV-2

AstraZeneca/Oxford University have announced that their SARS-CoV-2..

Charles Renney - Nov 19, 2020

Protective barriers against COVID-19 – what’s behind the screen?

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a..

Nick Sutcliffe - Nov 16, 2020

And then there were two – Moderna SARS-CoV-2 vaccine shows efficacy

Moderna have announced that their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate..

COVID-19 rescue act or major overhaul of the UK insolvency framework?

As we go into England’s second national lockdown of this COVID-19..

Pollyanna Savva - Sep 15, 2020

Facing facts: How the rise of face coverings has brought IP risks

Forward: features discuss and celebrate the best of innovation and..

Melodie Richardson - Sep 04, 2020

Combatting COVID-19: does Vitamin D have a role to play?

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), better..

Team Home or Team Office: the challenges of a COVID-19 secure workplace

Solicitor Hilda-Georgina Kwafo-Akoto discusses how the COVID-19..

Rachel Oxley - Jul 09, 2020

“Test, test, test” – the importance of diagnostics in pandemic preparedness

While the world waits for a vaccine to be developed and approved for..

Pollyanna Savva - Jun 26, 2020

Industry makeover: how the cosmetics industry has been affected by COVID-19

The cosmetics industry has undergone a major transformation during..

Rebecca Tollervey - Jun 25, 2020

Cellular immunity – a contributor to COVID-19 “dark matter”?

Immunologist Karl Friston of University College London has theorized..

Sean Constable - Jun 10, 2020

Can CRISPR help us in the fight against COVID-19?

As countries across the world continue to face widespread disruption..

Foteini Tzakoniati - Jun 05, 2020

Links between COVID-19 severity and the immune system

The mechanism through which SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Jun 05, 2020

Branding in times of crisis: It’s time to make your mark meaningful

David Benady explains why a brand based on solid values is now a..

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Jun 01, 2020

Is faster drug development likely to become the “new normal?”

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner Sarah..

Alex Burns - May 28, 2020

Contact tracing – our route out of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown?

It appears that the United Kingdom is now past the peak of the..

Frederick Steele - May 22, 2020

Electronic signatures, “the new normal”?

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing has meant that..

Sean Jauss - May 20, 2020

Fashion and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: brand protection should never go out of style

The fashion industry like all other industries is navigating..

Adam Gregory - May 15, 2020

New coronavirus (COVID-19) test allows rapid detection of neutralising antibodies

Our client, Duke-NUS, has helped to develop a new, rapid serological..

Pollyanna Savva - May 06, 2020

Counterfeit contagion: fraudulent activities spread amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruption to manufacturing..

Willum Wytenburg - May 01, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) extension at the EPO: Part 2

The European Patent Office (EPO) now has a dedicated webpage..

Robert Andrews - Apr 30, 2020

BerGenBio’s bemcentinib selected for fast track as potential treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19)

In the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, bemcentinib produced..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Apr 30, 2020

The power of trade marks: social distancing logos during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

We are all now familiar with the social distancing guidelines set out..

Genevieve Pugh - Apr 28, 2020

Graphene masks: facing up to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Since the development and isolation of graphene by researchers at..

Andrew Pitts - Apr 24, 2020

Governments look to protect companies from IP enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

A large effort is underway globally to ensure that there are enough..

Camille Terfve - Apr 23, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19), big data and silver linings

There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic will have tremendous..

Tom Furnival - Apr 22, 2020

How 3D printing is helping in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19)

In a crisis which has been defined by its pace of change, 3D printing..

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Apr 20, 2020

Has a cure for coronavirus (COVID-19) already been made?

Faced with the biggest global pandemic in most of our lifetimes, all..

Richard Howe - Apr 09, 2020

Crown Use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

As discussed in a previous blog, the UK Government has the power to..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Apr 09, 2020

Why a "COVID-19” trade mark should be rejected

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly forced us all to adapt our..

Camille Terfve - Apr 06, 2020

What use is computational biology during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

There is one obvious way in which computational biology is showing..

Jacqueline Murphy - Apr 03, 2020

3D printing community responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) challenge

The coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic has left healthcare systems..

Andrew Pitts - Apr 03, 2020

Patent infringement during a national emergency: a Coronavirus (COVID-19) perspective

Recent interesting reports highlight an emerging practice borne out..

Eliot Ward - Apr 02, 2020

A*STAR and MiRXES step up in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our Singapore based-clients A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology..

Andrew Tindall - Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): a case study in emerging disease

Update: This article was updated on 24 March 2020 to reflect new..

Richard Clegg - Mar 20, 2020

Changes to our correspondence address

In response to the current situation in London due to Coronavirus..

Willum Wytenburg - Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Extension at the EPO: Not ALL deadlines extended!

Part 2 of this blog was published on 17 April 2020. Please read for..

Richard Clegg - Mar 03, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated: 2pm Sunday 1st November 2020

Mewburn Ellis took the..