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Why you should know about your IP rights

Oct 31, 2018 2:28:29 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in intellectual property, IP, general IP advice

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Every company, predominantly start-ups, wants a competitive advantage. Intellectual property (IP) rights and knowing how to leverage them may give your brand a more prosperous future than other companies. 

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The SnapDragon team is growing!

Aug 21, 2018 10:58:36 AM / by Rachel Jones posted in brand monitoring, brand protection, edinburgh, legal tech, SnapDragon Team, swoop, team

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SnapDragon is excited to have strengthened its management team with two senior hires, Alexis Ovenstone as Head of Marketing and Kieron Smith as Product Manager.

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World Entrepreneurs’ Day 2018

Aug 21, 2018 9:00:33 AM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in entrepreneurs, SMEs, swoop, #TwentyFirstAugust, WED, WorldEntrepreneursDay

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Every year, on August 21st we celebrate World Entrepreneurs’ Day, or WED, which is a day dedicated to creating awareness for entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership across the world.

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The wait for Nike’s official “France World Champions shirt” causes a flood of fakes to circulate in China

Jul 31, 2018 11:36:08 AM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in brand protection, counterfeit, counterfeits, fakes, football, france, french team, two stars, world cup

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Less than a week after France’s FIFA World Cup Final victory, counterfeit models of their World Champions shirt with two stars (representing their two World Cup wins in 1998 & 2018) were on sale in China, according to L’Equipe.

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Giving brands the power to fight online counterfeiters!

Jul 5, 2018 5:10:33 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in brand monitoring, brand protection, swoop

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SnapDragon have recently launched Swoop, the automated brand monitoring platform for designers, manufacturers and retailers, the first of its kind to be made publicly available.  Swoop has been created to enable brands to fight against online criminal gangs of counterfeiters and copycats across all industries.

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Online brand protection, why bother?

Jul 5, 2018 3:57:48 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in brand protection, brands, buying online, counterfeit, ecommerce, intellectual property, IP, law, lawyers, legal, patents, SMEs, swoop, trademarks

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Brand protection is a complex business - key to reputation, brand value/share price, customer loyalty and, crucially, customer safety. With the trade in counterfeits contributing almost USD$ 0.5trillion to the global economy annually, and increasing 25% year-on-year*, counterfeiting is no longer the domain of luxury goods. Increasingly, smaller brands with products costing £20 not £2000, are being faked and 12% of toys in the UK market are said to be counterfeit.**

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British IP Day 4th July 2018

Jul 4, 2018 9:56:44 AM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in AIP, alliance for IP, British IP Day, intellectual property, IP

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Every year, on April 26th, the world celebrates World Intellectual Property Day. Today, July 4th, we celebrate British Intellectual Property Day… but what exactly are we celebrating?

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We’ve been shortlisted for the IP Champion Award!

Jul 3, 2018 2:59:01 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in AIP, alliance for IP, British IP Day, copyright, Events, intellectual property, IP, IT Champion Award, trademark

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SnapDragon is delighted to be shortlisted for the Alliance for Intellectual Property’s IP Champion Award 2018! The award aims to recognise an excellent initiative or service which helps or promotes intellectual property.

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Top 5 reasons you need our new Swoop tool to help you fight infringements of your brand

Jun 14, 2018 4:56:16 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in brand monitoring, brand protection, counterfeits, fakes, swoop

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Does fighting online infringement seem like a constant battle for your business, wasting your valuable time and resources? Or do you simply not have enough time or know-how to deal with it? If so, you are going to want to hear about our brand-new software, Swoop.

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Sample - How To Post

Jun 7, 2018 2:32:48 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in Insider

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