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New chocolate bars shaped similarly to Nestlé's 'Kit Kat' product could enter the market in the EU following a ruling by the highest court in the trading bloc. 26 Jul 2018
New UK trade mark laws have been finalised, although they will not take effect until early next year. 13 Jul 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.
ANALYSIS: While Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU are ongoing, the UK government and European Commission have found an agreement in principle that will alleviate many right holders’ concerns in respect of trade marks and designs. 11 Jul 2018
ANALYSIS: Businesses are likely to encounter additional barriers when seeking to enforce their intellectual property (IP) rights under any new plans that are drawn up for accessing 'WHOIS' data. 10 Jul 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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