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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.
Beverley Robinson looks into a case where an earlier mark made a difference. O/030/19, (Loch Ness Tonic), UK IPO, 16th January 2019.
David Yeomans wonders whether this mark will ever reach registration. B 3 015 552, Laurent Zentz v Valuestore.it SR, EUIPO, 30th January 2019.
Catherine Byfield reports on a failed attempt to beat the clock. T-287/17, Swemac Innovation AB v EUIPO, CJEU, 7th February 2019.
The HO determined HBO’s defence was too weak, explains Dale Carter. O/072/19, Wadworth Game of Stones (Opposition), UK IPO, 5th February 2019.
Read the latest updates on what the UK's withdrawal from the European Union means for intellectual property.
The EUIPO has published an updated official communication from EUIPO Executive Director Christian Archambeau on Brexit.
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.