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Bemis: great slogan and needs to use it: The Best Seat in the House

How can you communicate to customers that you make the best toilet seats? After all, it’s only a toilet seat. Bemis has got a great slogan for its toilet seats: The Best Seat in the House. 114 more words


ECTA Round Table on 3D Printing and IPRs - Update on the Trade Marks Legislative Package (Event Review - Part I)

On 11 March, ECTA – The European Communities Trade Mark Association hosted in Brussels a Round Table on 3d Printing and Intellectual Property Rights. The event was also a chance to have the European Commission presenting an update on the trade marks legislative package. 1,603 more words

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Does what it says on the tin - Brand Art!

Author: Tom Broadhurst 

In this second ART IP post I consider the intellectual property law underlying art crossing over to trade marks and brands. 415 more words

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Vans Inc v OHIM - Case Review

The following case review of T53/13 first appeared in the ITMA review.


Vans applied to register the mark in question (see right) in Classes 18 and 25 on 14 September 2011 (No. 754 more words

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Hard Hat - Some Protection, but Not Enough

A recent Federal Court of Appeal decision upheld the trial decision that Société Laurentides Inc. (“SLI”) did not infringe the trade-mark of Osmose-Pentox Inc.(“OPI”).  SLI produced wood primers under the name “wood conservator”, and OPI is the registered owner of the design trade-mark , where the “O” has been replaced with the image of a tilted hard hat.  313 more words


Don't be caught out by fake business registers!

Have you ever registered your business name on a so called ‘legally protected business register’?

The government has recently warned that many people have received unsolicited invitations from companies offering services to help them protect their business or trade name in return for a fee. 428 more words