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Dawn Ellmore Employment’s blog aims to keep you abreast of current Intellectual Property (IP) and Legal developments along with industry and career insights and more. We hope you will find this useful and informative. For more information about Dawn Ellmore,… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at IP and cloud databases

The world of software and electronic storage IP is a complicated one. Databases exist around the edges in terms of whether they can be protected or not, when it comes to ownership and originality. While database rights have been debated… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore’s guide to software and IP law

In an age where there are so many ready-to-use software packages, whether in the form of apps or for use offline, many businesses are still building custom-made software. There are many reasons for this need to continue building bespoke, in-house… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on the new president of the European Patent Office

The European Patent Office (EPO) board has elected Antonio Campinos as its next president. He will take up his post from 1 July 2018. At present Campinos is the executive director of the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), and… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on the challenges facing shape mark applicants

A London taxi firm has lost an invalidity appeal concerning black cab trade marks. The Court of Appeal of England and Wales backed the High Court of Justice in determining that the 3D shapes of specific models of taxi were… Continue Reading →

Record high for UK financial services trade marks

There has been a marked rise in trade mark activity within the UK financial services sector. This is down to the increasing popularity of Fintech (financial technology) products and services. According to research by RPC ( a professional services firm),… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on the dispute that never ends: Samsung V Apple

In an increasingly uncertain world it seems one thing that can be relied on is Apple and Samsung arguing over who owns the design patent of round edged smartphones (among other things). After it all seemed to have been settled… Continue Reading →

8 facts about the new EU certification marks

It’s been a year of changes for the European trade mark registration system, with Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and Council coming into force in March. The last of several changes became live on 1 October, it includes… Continue Reading →

What is a trade mark attorney? Dawn Ellmore Employment explains

A trade mark attorney is a lawyer trained specifically to advise and work on trade mark law. They act as agents for clients in the process of applying for and being granted a trade mark registration. Acting on behalf of… Continue Reading →

What is a patent attorney? Dawn Ellmore Employment explains

A patent attorney is a legal specialist in intellectual property (IP) and, of course, patents. They also deal with trade marks, copyright legalities and design rights. There are approximately 1,500 patent attorneys working in the UK. When compared to the… Continue Reading →

Universities to commercialise research and IP

While more research takes place across UK universities than other countries, turning this into funding is much slower. In a bid to change this prevailing attitude, and increase the amount of money raised through research and the sale of Intellectual… Continue Reading →

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