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A drugs distributor was not justified in changing the name of products it had imported from France and Germany to sell into the UK to that of a rivals' trade mark, the High Court has ruled. 25 Nov 2013
A lack of consumer awareness of the legal entities behind some of the UK's biggest banking brands may influence whether or not current account providers can legitimately use rivals' trade marks to promote their offerings to consumers, an expert has said. 19 Aug 2013
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...
A trade mark owner has won the right to stop its mark being adopted as a new generic 'top-level' domain (gTLD) by a rival company. 09 Aug 2013
The establishment of a dedicated police unit for investigating and prosecuting against individuals involved in intellectual property (IP) crime can help rights holders obtain redress for the infringement of their rights, an expert has said. 02 Aug 2013
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