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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’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 →

Dawn Ellmore on the new president of the European Patent Office

The European Patent Office (EPO) board has elected Antonio Campinos as its next president. He will take up his post from 1 July 2018. At present Campinos is the executive director of the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), and… 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 →

Dawn Ellmore on the dispute that never ends: Samsung V Apple

In an increasingly uncertain world it seems one thing that can be relied on is Apple and Samsung arguing over who owns the design patent of round edged smartphones (among other things). After it all seemed to have been settled… Continue Reading →

8 facts about the new EU certification marks

It’s been a year of changes for the European trade mark registration system, with Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and Council coming into force in March. The last of several changes became live on 1 October, it includes… Continue Reading →

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