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Trade Marks

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

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 →

Sky wins preliminary injunction in trade mark dispute

  One of the most precious qualities of any brand is its distinctiveness. For a company to maintain any degree of advantage over its competitors through the uniqueness of its brand identity, it must vigorously defend that identity against any… 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 →

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