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A new ruling in a case involving US fast food giant McDonald's has highlighted the need for brand owners to use the trade marks they register or risk losing their rights in those marks, an intellectual property (IP) law expert has said. 16 Jan 2019
ANALYSIS: Changes made to trade mark laws in Ireland give businesses greater scope to protect innovative brands, but put greater onus on those businesses to proactively preserve their trade mark rights. 16 Jan 2019
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.
Businesses should note changes made to UK trade mark laws that came into effect on Monday, an expert has said. 14 Jan 2019
Tax relief is to be re-introduced in the UK for goodwill acquired on a business purchase but will be capped at six times the value of intellectual property (IP) assets being purchased, government amendments to the Finance Bill 2019 confirm. 03 Jan 2019
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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