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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 recent copyright claim against Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers football club may have a high chance of making the Premier League, but a copyright claim has been made that could cost them. The logo used by Wolves since the 1960s is the distinctive wolf head, which stands… 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 explains why support roles are vital to IP law

When it comes to Intellectual Property (IP), nothing can be left to chance. Every small detail of a client’s case must be recorded, analysed and worked on in a specific way in order to achieve their goals. And an attorney… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at the fascinating question of who owns copyright on machine-created content

Emerging technology always presents a challenge for the legal and regulatory frameworks surrounding Intellectual Property (IP). For example, who owns copyright when content is created by machines? When it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI), the lines become even more blurred… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on why Brexit shouldn’t affect your decision to move jobs

One of the great things about the Intellectual Property (IP) profession is its ability to adapt to and change with the times. Bringing us to Brexit… which will undoubtedly bring some legislative changes… and again we will adapt. What it… Continue Reading →

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

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 looks at exciting technological patents

Facebook never stops innovating, and Zuckerberg’s vision was set out in April 2017, at the F8 2017 conference. Facebook announced its goal to build a ‘brain mouse for AR’ (augmented reality). This essentially means developing a system that “can type… 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 →

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