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How can I protect the name of my book (or song or film)?

The words of a book, the lyrics and score of a song and a film that are original (that is not copied from somewhere else themselves) are all protected by copyright.  445 more words


Victoria’s Secret infringes Thomas Pink’s Pink trade mark

On 31 July 2014, Birss J handed down a judgment of the High Court, finding that famous lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret had infringed registered trade marks owned by high street shirt retailer, Thomas Pink. 1,276 more words


Gucci loses GG trademark: An important lesson in keeping records and evidence

Following an application to revoke Gucci’s GG logo by fashion brand Gerry Weber, the UK Intellectual Property Office revoked Gucci’s trade mark on grounds of non-use. 508 more words


Adwords battle continues

We’re all familiar with sponsored links on Google and other search engines. But what happens if a business buys your trade mark as a keyword (or… 582 more words

Alex Weston

Louboutin’s red high-heel sole is a distinctive (and figurative) sign of origin

As Frouke Hekker from the Novagraaf’s Competence Centre in Amsterdam reported last week, on 18 November the Court of Appeal in Brussels handed down judgement over Louboutin’s red high-heel sole trade mark (2014/AR/843). 290 more words

New Fast Track Examination for CTMs

On 24th November 2014, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) introduced a “Fast Track” application process for European Union (CTM) trade marks. This allows for certain trade mark applications to be processed, examined and – if accepted – published much faster than under the current examination turnaround times. 260 more words

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“Every Lidl Helps’, apparently.

The implications of good advertising can be extremely beneficial to those who do it at the right time.

A slogan is a short memorable phrase used in advertising. 113 more words

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