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Sector leaders commit to improving diversity

A group of more than 60 senior representatives from IP firms have signed a new pledge to provide visible and active leadership on improving diversity and inclusion.

29th Jul 2021 | News

IP at “the heart” of government strategy

A range of new measures, including IP being properly considered in lending decisions and helping businesses with their international IP, are part of the government’s new innovation strategy.

26th Jul 2021 | News

UK IPO's warning about priority filings

Just ten weeks remain until the filing deadline for UK priority applications based on rights that were pending at the EUIPO on 1st January 2021.

21st Jul 2021 | News

Higher Rights Advocacy Course accredited by IPReg

IPReg has recently accredited CPD Training’s Higher Courts Advocacy Course, open to attorneys who already hold the IPReg Higher Courts Litigation Certificate.

21st Jul 2021 | News
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Brexit

UK IPO's warning about priority filings

Just ten weeks remain until the filing deadline for UK priority applications based on rights that were pending at the EUIPO on 1st January 2021.

21st Jul 2021 | News

May 2021 - post-Brexit Q&A

Five months on from the end of the Brexit transition period we wanted to tie up some of the loose ends and provide as much clarity as possible on some of the technical points we have been raising with the UK IPO on your behalf.

12th May 2021 | Brexit

UK IPO extends bulk change of address service

The UK IPO has announced that it is extending its bulk change of address service until 30th September 2021.

15th Mar 2021 | News

Refiling comparable word marks

We have received an update from the UK IPO about filing dates for refiled UK trade mark applications.

9th Mar 2021 | Brexit
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Features

An unexpected career

Being a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney can be hard to explain, but how can you get into this rewarding profession? We asked HGF’s Director of Trade Marks Lauren Somers to explain her path.

20th Jul 2021 | Feature

How can we build a more supportive and inclusive environment?

“The task for everyone, straight or not, is to make sure that the culture of the firm is as welcoming, inclusive and warm as possible so people feel able to say something about themselves.”

24th Jun 2021 | Feature

How to say no – without sounding negative

As a new starter, it can be difficult to turn down colleagues’ requests – especially when you’re trying to come across as a team player

23rd Jun 2021 | Feature

‘Should I take a sandwich year?’

Becky Campbell, now a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney for Marks & Clerk LLP, shares her thoughts on the positives and negatives of taking time in the middle.

23rd Jun 2021 | Feature

CITMA Review

Our magazine gives you features and case comments that will help you enhance your knowledge. 

CITMA Review July 21

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18th Jun 2021 | CITMA Review

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22nd Apr 2021 | CITMA Review

CITMA Review March

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12th Feb 2021 | CITMA Review

CITMA Review December

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30th Nov 2020 | CITMA Review
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Case comments

Confusion is a complex concept

The courts are bound to take in the bigger picture, writes Beverley Potts. [2021] EWCA Civ 425, UK Gymnastics Ltd, UK Gymnastics Affiliation Ltd & Christopher Adams v British Amateur Gymnastics Association, Court of Appeal, 24th March 2021.

18th Jun 2021 | Case comment

Cheesed off

The latest appeal related to Halloumi has amounted to nothing, Ellie Wilson reports. T-282/19, Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus named Halloumi v EUIPO, General Court, 24th March 2021

18th Jun 2021 | Case comment

Safety Bull takes all

For Peter Collie, this case is an interesting illustration of conceptual meaning’s role in finding indirect confusion. O/097/21, BULL (Opposition), UK IPO, 9th February 2021.

18th Jun 2021 | Case comment

Present and corrected

Charlotte Wilding highlights the danger of relying solely on dictum. B 3 017 194, Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc. v Shenzhen Jia Li Fu Kang Logistics Co. Ltd, EUIPO, 23rd March 2021.

18th Jun 2021 | Case comment
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