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Chinese authorities have discovered a company which appears to be using the Goldman Sachs name without authorisation, Bloomberg has reported . 28 Aug 2015
The shape of a product cannot be registered as a trade mark for reason that when seen in conjunction with brand packaging it is recognisable as the shape of an existing product, a legal advisor to the EU's highest court has said. The shape must also "in its... 12 Jun 2015
Rights holders can get help from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to stop counterfeit goods entering the UK. But under a new procedure introduced in 2009, they must act quickly if they are to get the most of the help on offer.
Most trade mark filing application systems across the globe incorporate some form of opposition procedure, so that third parties can file their opposition to a grant of a trade mark application.
The Companies Act 2006 has introduced the role of the ‘Company Names Adjudicator’ which is a new weapon for trade mark owners.
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in November 2008.
A UK trade mark registration covers England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. A UK registration can be extended to Jersey and Guernsey by application to the respective trade mark offices in those Islands at additional cost.
Applications are filed at the Community Trade Marks office (the Office of Harmonisation in the Internal Market , known as OHIM). A Community Trade Mark ( CTM ) Registration covers all 27 member states of the European Union. It is a statutory right governed...
China's State of Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) has launched a campaign to cut the sale of counterfeit and poor quality goods online, the Wall Street Journal said . 09 Jun 2015
The Hong Kong-based provider of internet TV subscription service NOW TV could not prevent Sky using the same name for a similar service in the UK because it did not have a UK customer base, the UK's highest court has ruled. 14 May 2015
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