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Get thee to a Library!

The city of Liverpool, where I am proud to lay my hat (It’s a stetson. Not really. I wish I was cool enough to wear a stetson), and call my home has always been hive of creative entrepreneurship and enterprise. 293 more words

HALAL and KOSHER - potential trade-marks?

I came across an interesting case today: Islamic Society of North America – Canada v. Bank of Montreal, in which the Trade-Marks Opposition Board (“TMOB”) was asked to consider whether HALAL was distinctive for the purposes of identifying mortgages, mutual funds, and other investment products for the Bank of Montreal. 356 more words


2015: New Year, New Blog Graphics!

Regular readers of this blog will have doubtless noticed the following new graphics: contemporary spins on our classic Legal Notice design!


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