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Inside Mishcon de Reya’s MDR Lab

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 We’ve had a great two weeks at Mishcon de Reya’s MDR Lab , and we wanted to share a little of what we’ve been up to so far.   Of course, there’s been an opportunity to play with some hi-tech gadgets, including using a 3D printer to bring the LawPanel logo to life.     As the only member of the cohort working on trademarks and IP law, it’s also been interesting to meet companies working in other areas of the legal tech space. For those of you who want to learn more, you should look at DealWIP , thirdfort , Digitory Legal , and LitiGate .   From online collaboration to automated claims analysis, there are some really intriguing ideas about how to make practicing law easier.   Most importantly, we’ve had an opportunity to spend a lot of time speaking to lawyers at Mishcon de Reya’s trademark practice, discussing everything from the day-to-day management of such a large practice to how new trends are shaping the sector.   We’ve still got over a month to go, but we’re

LawPanel joins Mischon de Reya’s MDR Lab

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 We’re excited to be taking part in this year’s MDR Lab, run by Mishcon de Reya. Each year, the MDR Lab chooses a select number of legal-tech companies to join the programme, with the aim of helping them better understand the evolving needs of the legal sector.   With one of the largest IP groups in London, Mischon de Reya has gained a reputation for innovation. The firm represents some of the most famous brands on the planet, which makes it the perfect place for LawPanel to develop our understanding of the changing landscape of intellectual property law.   We’re all very excited by this partnership and the coming weeks, and we’ll be updating you on the insights we gain from our time with Mischon de Reya.

We talk to Trademark Lawyer Magazine about AI and the future of trademark law

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  This is an extract from an editorial written by our CEO Mark Kingsley-Williams for the Trademark Lawyer  – you can read the full article  here   Hardly a day seems to pass without a new report prophesying AI delivered doom for all types of occupations. Journalists foretell (some with ill-concealed glee) of how their friends who went into law and medicine will face a technological tsunami of the sort that has already crashed over them thanks to the internet.   After all, studies show algorithms are better than medics at finding tumours in radiography images. And not only do they find tumours that medics miss, but unlike medics the algorithms do not give diametrically opposite opinions when shown the exact same image on different occasions. Jeremy Bentham, the 18th century jurist and philosopher was right when he observed ‘The rarest of all human qualities is consistency.” If you want consistency choose the AI.   And yet throughout the last 300 years of rapid technolo