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The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) could face compensation claims from UK businesses if they strip them of intellectual property (IP) rights, an expert has said. 26 Jun 2014
Colour versions of trade marks will be considered to be 'identical' to black and white registered marks "if the differences in colour or in the greyscale are so insignificant that they could go unnoticed by the average consumer", according to new guidelines... 05 Jun 2014
This guide was written in October 2009. It is based on UK laws. Rights holders can get help from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to stop counterfeit goods entering the UK. But under a new procedure...
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in May 2009. Most trade mark filing application systems across the globe incorporate some form of opposition procedure, so that third parties can...
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in October 2008. The Companies Act 2006 has introduced the role of the ‘Company Names Adjudicator’ which is a new weapon for trade mark owners. Th...
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in November 2008. Applications must be based on a national application or registration in a member state of the Madrid Protocol. Applications are...
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in September 2008. Applications are filed at the UK Trade Marks Registry which is a part of the UK Intellectual Property Office , an executive...
This guide was last updated in April 2009. It is based on a law that applies across the European Union called the Community Trade Mark Regulation. Applications are filed at the Community Trade Mark...
Businesses in Germany could find it harder to exploit their rivals' trade marks within keyword adverts on the internet following a ruling by a court in the country, an expert has said. 20 May 2014
Amazon has been banned from infringing trade mark rights belonging to cosmetics company Lush anywhere in the EU following a ruling by the High Court in London. 08 May 2014
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