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A tool in the box for trade mark attorneys

“It’s not common to see trade mark attorneys in front of the High Court” says Ian Bartlett, “but there’s no reason they shouldn’t”.

21st Oct 2019 | News

Diversity is everyone's responsibility

Diversity is “no longer a simple ‘tick box’ exercise” and it impacts your bottom line, as Susi Fish and Emma Dennis told delegates at our Autumn Conference.

21st Oct 2019 | News

Legal mental health charity LawCare launches champions scheme

Legal mental health charity LawCare has launched a new advocacy scheme ‘LawCare Champions’ to coincide with World Mental Health Day. 

10th Oct 2019 | News

Use your experience in intellectual property to become a judge

The Judicial Appointments Commission is recruiting two Appointed Persons, for trade marks and designs.

20th Sep 2019 | News
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Brexit

Possible ‘No-Deal’ Brexit: Implications on International Applications and Registrations

WIPO has published information about how users rights would be preserved – and how to safeguard those rights – in a no deal scenario.

30th Sep 2019 | Brexit

New no-deal Brexit guidance on trade marks

The UK Government has published new guidance on trade marks if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

20th Sep 2019 | News

Our response to a new Prime Minister

Following the announcement that Boris Johnson will be the new Prime Minister we have issued the following statement.

23rd Jul 2019 | News

Brexit and designs quick reference guide

We have published a quick reference guide to registered and unregistered EU designs post-Brexit.

16th Jul 2019 | Brexit
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Case comments

#darferdas? drives new discussion on hashtag distinctiveness

There may be good news for hashtags when it comes to proving genuine use of a trade mark.

16th Oct 2019 | Case comment

UK IPO finds some cause for indirect confusion in Jammin CBD

Looking for a masterclass in the case law on confusion and evidence?

16th Oct 2019 | Case comment

A dose of reality

Lizzie Sergeant summarises the circumstances that saw a celebrity lose out. O/345/19, FERNE BEAUTY (Invalidity), UK IPO, 19th June 2019.

14th Oct 2019 | Case comment

Rock on?

This wasn’t the case for the Applicant, explains Louise Foster. O/363/19, ROCK CITY (Opposition), UK IPO, 1st July 2019.

14th Oct 2019 | Case comment
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