Industry 4.0 – Intellectual Property

Industry 4.0 will have a dramatic impact on how intellectual property (IP) is utilised and protected. The traditional means of protecting IP are very likely to change substantially.

To maintain effective ownership of your IP (and make sure others don’t take commercial advantage of your R&D, ideas and business processes), you will need to stay on top of these changes.

Similarly as Industry 4.0 takes hold, we expect there to be a sharp increase in disputes around who owns/can use particular intellectual property rights.

This means that, in order to continue to protect and enforce your IP rights, you will need to make sure you have access to lawyers who understand exactly what is required to resolve potential disputes so you avoid any unnecessary disruption to your business.

As solicitors who are long-standing specialists in the manufacturing sector, we will continue to monitor the key legal issues surrounding Industry 4.0.

Contact us on manufacturing@keebles.com to ensure your intellectual property is properly protected.

 

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