Directors of small and medium-sized companies often struggle with the decision of whether to register an innovation for a patent and the potential fallout from such a decision. Depending on which route they decide to take, a patent registration can be a real boon or it can result in valuable corporate know-how becoming public knowledge.
The negotiation of a transatlantic free trade agreement between Canada and the EU (CETA) and between the USA and the EU (TTIP) is being complicated by the controversial question of investment protection. With a resounding no, small business president Mario Ohoven makes his position clear in this guest editorial.
Behind the success story of the New Zealand Hidden Champion, Gallagher, stands a strong and cosmopolitan personality: Sir William Gallagher, CEO of the world leader for electrical fences. He believes the establishment of in-house sales and marketing channels is one of the most important reasons for the company’s success. In an interview, he also talks about his leadership style, which he compares to that of a football coach.
Dear Chancellor Merkel, there is something you should know when you receive the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, in Berlin on 23rd September 2014. He will try to impress you with the ostensible successes that he will claim his government has achieved in the last two years in order to persuade you to extend him billions of euros in additional loans.
Fashion designer and former juror on the TV show “Germany’s Next Top Model” Thomas Rath has a new mission as Germany’s official design ambassador. He talked to International Trade News about his new role and the 2015 collection of luxury trousers created for his label Thomas Rath Trousers. His message for the international fashion world may come as a surprise. Unlike fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld, he has declared jogging pants to be the next must-have luxury look.
Professor David Robertson, author of Lego’s success story, which has been published in several languages, uses particular products to explain how the Danish toymaker was almost pushed to the brink of bankruptcy – and what brought the company back on track. In an interview with International Trade News, Robertson tells the real Lego story. And he does not leave out the little stories that show the human face of Lego’s roller coaster ride.
France is famous for its high-quality goods, which are among the best in the world. With our unique online special “Made in France,” we introduce companies from different sectors that, with their successes, have helped bring French products international renown. You, too, can become a part of this success story “Made in France” and boost your company’s name recognition throughout Europe.