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Brexit means Brexit

It’s been just over two months since the UK decided to take back control and, as the summer parliament recess comes to an end, IPcopy thought it would be a good time to take stock of where things stand. 954 more words

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Deadline Approaching to Review Trade Mark Specifications Following EU Trade Mark Reform

EU trade mark reform came into force on 23 March 2016 with a 6 month amnesty for trade mark owners to review and amend their existing trade mark specifications (the deadline being 23 September 2016).  194 more words

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Forbidden Hashtags for Rio 2016 Olympics

Twitter launched a series of emojis for the Rio 2016 Olympics but unless you are an official sponsor you cannot use them.  The Olympic Committee has declared all non-sponsors are forbidden from tweeting about the games, using the “trade marked” hashtags, or retweeting from the official Olympic Team accounts. 58 more words

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Recent Trade Mark Rulings for Global Brands

A couple of trade mark rulings over colour trade marks and slogans hit the headlines recently:

Frucor Beverages, owner of the V energy drink, attempted to trade mark the green colour (Pantone 376C) used on its drinks can but this was blocked by Coca-Cola as Pantone 376C was said to not distinguish V because other soft drinks already used similar colours. 101 more words

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Latest Information on Global Intellectual Property Applications

The latest Information from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) shows that 2.7 million patents were filed in 2014 which represents a growth of 4.5% on 2013. 70 more words

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How Brexit is Expected to Affect an Organisation’s Protection of Their Intellectual Property

The European Union (EU) referendum result for the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the EU (commonly known as Brexit) will have implications for British SMEs although it has been noted that there will be no immediate impact for the next two years whilst the UK is negotiating its exit arrangements from the EU. 124 more words

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Rio 2016 Olympics and Potential Trade Mark Infringement

It has been noted recently that the Olympics committees have been taking preventative action (such as sending warning letters) to protect their trade mark rights (around the use of official Olympic logos and phrases) worth millions of pounds from being infringed by anyone who has not paid (large amounts of money usually by big corporate sponsors) for the privilege.   73 more words

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