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Impact of Brexit on EU Trade Marks

Brexit could cause a majority change in the EU Trade Mark system.  Brand owners who chose to rely solely on the protection provided by EU Trade Marks and have not registered trade marks under the UK’s national regime could be left without any protection in the UK. 174 more words

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How Much Protection Do US Common Law Trade Mark Rights Provide?

In the United States (US) common law rights are automatically granted to trade marks used without registration providing you can prove you were the first to use the mark commercially in your geologic area.  177 more words

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Make America Great Again: The Trade Mark

Whilst perusing a book of Trump quotes while buying a greetings card recently, I noted that one of his statements was directed toward an IP issue, namely his campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again”, and how he’d trademarked the saying. 338 more words

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Gender Profiles in Worldwide Patenting

It is a legal requirement that each inventor is named on a patent application.  Although patent counts do not give a direct measure of innovation, they are a well known measurable ‘output’ of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries. 93 more words


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