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The copyright battle for Roger Federer’s logo

Twenty-time grand slam winner and all-round tennis star Roger Federer has gained an army of fans during his longstanding career. And for many, his initials have defined an era of tennis competition around the world. The two letters R and… 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 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 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 →

Dawn Ellmore – Australian company applies for a trade mark, for the colour of beer

Following in the footsteps of the likes of Cadbury (owned by Mondelez International) and oil giant BP, a much smaller Australia-based company has filed a trade mark application for a colour. What makes this application stand out from the crowd… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore discusses upcoming changes to UK trade mark law

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 →

Dawn Ellmore looks at the trade mark row between F1 and 3M

There’s trade mark trouble brewing for Formula One due to the alleged similarity of its latest official logo to one used by 3M for the Futuro brand. Replacement logo The new logo, which replaced the ‘Flying F’ design that had… Continue Reading →

The shape of things to come – Ed Sheeran hit with another copyright claim

Has Ed Sheeran come unstuck with a new copyright claim over a song he co-wrote with country music legends Faith Hill and Tim McGraw? Two Australian songwriters are hoping so, as they are suing the three artists over claims that… Continue Reading →

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

  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

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 →

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