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The Value Behind a Trade Mark

A trade mark is a word, name, symbol, or design used to identify and distinguish goods in commerce. Businesses across all industries use trade marks to identify a particular brand via words, logos, and/or colours: such marks prompt recognition through marketing and branding.  168 more words

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T-312/15 - Market Watch v EUIPO - Glaxo Group (MITOCHRON)

This post contains a case review of T-312/15 in which the General Court discussed issues of the relevant public, comparison of marks and likelihood of confusion. 568 more words

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UK and China Instigate Closer IP Partnership

Baroness Neville-Rolfe, UK Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property conducted an IP delegation between 20-27 August 2016 in China to reinforce UK and China IP collaboration to support innovation and creativity in both countries. 65 more words


The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Position Paper on Brexit and IP

A recent position paper entitled ‘The impact of Brexit on intellectual property’ by The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) reveals the institute has a strong preference for the UK to participate in the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) system, if this can be legally agreed. 125 more words


Battle of the Brands: £20.2 million settlement reached

UK online fashion superstore ASOS has been forced to pay £20.2 million over alleged trademark infringements to two rival European retailers – cyclewear manufacturer ASSOS… 375 more words

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Experts Predict More Brands will try and Trade Mark Commonly-used Words

High street retailer Specsavers’ successfully registered the words ‘should’ve’ and ‘shouldve’ (verbs in common usage) linked to their advertising slogan “Should’ve gone to Specsavers” 138 more words

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Karen Millen Has Lost the Right to Trade Under Her Own Name

UK fashion designer Karen Millen lost the right to trade under her name following a judgment at the English High Court.

Karen Millen founded her women’s clothing business in 1983 then opened a chain of shops trading as ‘Karen Millen’. 73 more words

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