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Add value to your business, protect against counterfeiters and ensure it is unquestionably yours to use – there are many reasons why all businesses should register their trade marks as Sarah De’Ath from HGF explains.
AI is posing unique challenges to tech companies. Claire Hutson from Marks & Clerk shares why a strong portfolio of trade marks is essential for any firms involved with AI.
Trade marks, patents, copyright and designs are all different types of intellectual property – what is the difference between them, and which should you be thinking about? Chartered Trade Mark Attorney Adam Kellett has the answers.
The differing recent fortunes of Campbell’s and McDonald’s trade marks highlight the need for businesses to document use of trade marks, as Chartered Trade Mark Attorney Graeme Murray explains.
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Read analysis from recent trade mark cases.
Ben Evans explains the role of targeted marketing in this decision.  EWHC 3155 (Ch), EasyGroup Ltd v Easy Fly Express Ltd & Anor, High Court, 21st November 2018.
The Court wasn’t disposed to see the Applicant’s side, says Dale Carter. O/755/18, Leeds City Football Club Ltd v Leicester City Football Club Ltd, UK IPO, 26th November 2018.
Evelina Skrudyte explains why some evidence missed the mark. O/805/18, Bisou Beauty (Opposition), UK IPO, 14th December 2018.
The time isn’t right for tastes to receive copyright protection, confirms Rebecca Campbell. C-310/17, Levola Hengelo BV v Smilde Foods BV, CJEU, 13th November 2018.
Read the latest updates on what the UK's withdrawal from the European Union means for intellectual property.
On 10th April the EU confirmed that it had granted the UK a further extension to the Brexit process until 31st October 2019.
The numbering for equivalent UK registrations of Registered Community Designs and international registrations post-Brexit has been announced.
The UK’s proposal to extend the date of its withdrawal from the European Union (EU) has been agreed.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has published new guidance on the impact of Brexit, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29th March.