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Trade Marks

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 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 – 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 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 →

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 blog examines LEGO’s landmark copyright case

Danish toy giant LEGO has won its landmark copyright case against copycat products in China. It’s the first competition case Lego has won against Chinese companies that have been making products that are almost the same as its iconic toy… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on Disney’s legal action against ‘rip-off’ costume company

Disney is taking legal action against a company that offers dressed up characters for kids’ events. The rise of costumed actors surprising kids with their versions of well-known characters is not going down well with Disney. New York-based Characters for… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore explains the fine line between paralegals and trade mark attorneys

As leading IP recruiters, Dawn Ellmore Employment, are ideally placed to explain the role of a paralegal, its changes and how it compares to trade mark attorneys. The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) has introduced a new qualification… Continue Reading →

INTA agrees five Brexit principles

There is clearly a huge amount of uncertainty around any potential deal that the UK will strike over Brexit – the terms of any deal, if there is a deal at all – are still subject to much speculation and… Continue Reading →

Amazon files prepared food kits trade mark at IPO

Subscription schemes that take the hassle out of deciding what to cook on a week night have been booming in recent years – what began with simple veggie boxes has now moved on to ‘prepared food kits’, with companies like… Continue Reading →

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