Dawn Ellmore discusses upcoming changes to UK trade mark law

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The IPO (Intellectual Property Office) has just opened a consultation regarding amending the existing Trade Marks Act in the UK. It aims to implement the most recent Trade Marks Directive from the EU. Most of the provisions laid out in… Continue Reading →

Who was the most innovative US company in 2017? Dawn Ellmore explains why it’s probably not who you think

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If you were asked to guess the most innovative company in 2017, you may assume a huge household name like Apple or Facebook would carry off the laurels. According to the annual ranking from IFI Claims Patent Services, you’d be… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore — Is a career as a Patent Attorney for you?

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  In today’s corporate world, Intellectual Property (IP) law is a central part for businesses. For Patent Attorneys, it’s a sector of law that offers huge amounts of variety, a good work/life balance and a career path with longevity. What… Continue Reading →

How do trade marks work? Dawn Ellmore Employment explains

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A trade mark is a name, symbol, logo, visual device or word that shows the difference between a service or product and other similar services and products. It could be simply a phrase or word, an image or both. In… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment looks at the strangest celebrity trade marks

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While businesses and brands look to trade mark logos, shapes and taglines, the world of celebrity opens up a world of weird and wonderful trade mark applications. We’ve been looking at some of the strangest trade mark applications over recent… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore: Weekly Patent and Trade Mark Law Roundup

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Trademarking and the First Amendment In the U.S this week a federal court appeal seemed to indicate that they were considering the registration “FUCT” by fashion designer Erik Brunetti, as banning trademarks which make use of “profanity and or sexual… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment’s Blog

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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 – LinkedIn Round up: April 2018​

Have you kept up with our blog posts this month? If not, don’t worry, we’ve collected them altogether in one handy post. 10 April: Dawn Ellmore reviews recent UK patent applications with the EPO We looked at the European Patent… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore reviews Amazon’s recent patent application for voice recording

Following major tech companies’ patent applications reveals a fascinating world of innovation and futuristic technology being applied to all kinds of potential new products and services. Companies such as Facebook, Amazon and Google have interesting patent application portfolios packed with… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore reviews Royal Mail’s failed bid to trade mark the Queen’s image

It’s well known that the UK’s postal service is cash strapped and under pressure. This is likely the reason behind the Royal Mail’s application to trade mark the iconic Queen’s head design that is so familiar to us all. The… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore reviews the increase in UK patent applications with the EPO

The number of UK businesses filing patent applications with the European Patent Office (EPO) increased during 2017, according to a new report. The recently published Annual Report 2017 from the EPO shows that there was a 2.4% increase in patent… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore’s most read patent blogs

We’ve had a look at our most read patent blog articles and summarised them below. Dawn Ellmore Employment on how the sky’s no limit for Amazon’s self-destructing drone patent Amazon has successfully granted a patent on a self-destructing drone that… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on the best companies to work for in the UK according to Glassdoor

According to employee rankings on Glassdoor UK, Google tops the list as the best company to work for in the UK in 2018. Glassdoor’s top 50 best companies in the UK Google tops the 2018 list of the Best Places… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore – LinkedIn Round up: March 2018​

Dawn Ellmore discusses British innovation in Europe  It’s clear that businesses in the UK are increasingly understanding how important it is to protect their innovative research by securing patents in European markets.  The Annual Report 2017 from the European Patent Office (EPO),… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore discusses British innovation in Europe

It’s clear that businesses in the UK are increasingly understanding how important it is to protect their innovative research by securing patents in European markets. The Annual Report 2017 from the European Patent Office (EPO), was published at the beginning… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at trade mark infringements and trade wars

Iconic clothing company Levi Strauss & Co (Levi’s) is suing two separate Chinese companies for trade mark infringement. This comes at a time when the possibility of a trade war directly affecting the US-based company heats up. Legal action launched… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore examines Whole Foods recent trade mark defeat in the UK

Whole Foods Market is a grocery store chain based in the United States. Touting itself as a healthy choice thanks to the lack of artificial flavours and preservatives in its products, it has 473 shops across the US and the… Continue Reading →

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