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Businesses hoping to register new EU trade marks or Community designs should accelerate any pending applications to try to obtain those rights prior to Brexit, an intellectual property (IP) law expert has said. 15 Nov 2018
The taste of food cannot be copyrighted in the EU, a recent ruling has confirmed. 14 Nov 2018
Once a trade mark application has successfully passed the examination of the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), it is published in the Trade Marks Bulletin. The application is then open for others to oppose its registration. This brief summary explains...
Once a trade mark application has successfully passed the examination of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO), it is published in the Trade Marks Journal. The application is then open for others to oppose its registration. This brief summary explains...
A trade mark helps your customers and clients to identify your products and services. Your trade mark may be one of your most valuable assets. Although it may be already protected as an unregistered right, obtaining a registration will provide you with the...
Symbols or notations next to trade marks are an easy and cost effective way of informing the public that the trade mark in question has a claimed legal ownership. Notations can also be used to signify that a trade mark is registered or indeed unregistered....
HM Revenue & Custom (HMRC), together with Border Force (a law enforcement command within the Home Office), are responsible for preventing counterfeit goods entering the UK. This guide provides a brief summary of the procedure in place for the detention...
The Companies Act 2006 introduced the role of the ‘Company Names Adjudicator’ which became thenew weapon for trade mark owners.
Film studios, music labels and sports broadcasters would be able to prevent others making copies of their content available online via an out-of-court procedure in future, under plans being considered in the UK. 23 Oct 2018
The UK government has published documents designed to support the implementation of new trade mark laws, which come into force next year. 04 Oct 2018
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Trade Marks represent the reputation of your business, the quality of your products and services and your expertise and knowledge. They are valuable assets and it is essential that they are properly managed, protected and exploited.
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