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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 →

Copyright dispute over David Bowie image ends

As an artist, David Bowie fully understood the power of his image. Throughout his career, he developed and transformed, not just musically, but also visually, before our eyes – and from his period as Ziggy Stardust through to the Thin… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at intellectual property and contemporary art

Intellectual property and patent law is important to artists in particular. In a world where it can be difficult to ensure art gets the recognition it deserves, IP law is integral to rewarding creativity and protecting the rights of the… Continue Reading →

Eight things you should know about Intellectual Property 

Dawn Ellmore Employment’s blog this week introduces some Intellectual Property (IP) facts, figures and topics. We’ve aimed it at newcomers to the sector, or those thinking about a career in this sector. Two categories of IP There are two main… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at IP and cloud databases

The world of software and electronic storage IP is a complicated one. Databases exist around the edges in terms of whether they can be protected or not, when it comes to ownership and originality. While database rights have been debated… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore’s guide to software and IP law

In an age where there are so many ready-to-use software packages, whether in the form of apps or for use offline, many businesses are still building custom-made software. There are many reasons for this need to continue building bespoke, in-house… Continue Reading →

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