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 →

Some of the most important patents in history

While we can’t squeeze in every patented innovation worth mentioning, there are certain inventions that completely changed the way we live and work day-to-day. From around 1990, personal computers and home technology has become most people’s understanding of technological innovation…. Continue Reading →

Apple will soon be able to read our veins

At Dawn Ellmore Employment, we are always reviewing the latest Intellectual Property (IP) news. In this blog we’re examining the most recent patent granted to Apple. The patent was originally filed in 2015 and could lead to massive changes and… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore reviews Facebook’s newest patent

Facebook always seems to be at the forefront of the kinds of technological advances that integrate into our daily lives. And it’s no different with its newest patent. On 8 May 2018, Facebook was issued with a patent that outlines… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore – LinkedIn’s patent portfolio strategy

LinkedIn is a well-established, big brand name. Everyone knows it, most people use it and since its launch in 2003 as the first professional social network, it has rocketed in popularity. In January 2017, LinkedIn was bought by Microsoft Inc,… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore reviews the $2 billion patent lawsuit facing Tesla

Tesla is a company rarely out of the headlines. Whether its founder Elon Musk is sending cars into space, or its self-driving cars are causing a furore, everyone is familiar with the progressive tech company. Just some of the controversies… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore reviews China’s development in IP

Thanks to China’s positive efforts to bring its IP legal system into line with the US, Europe and the UK, China has made huge changes over the last decade. The country laid out a strategic goal in 2008 of reaching… 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 →

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