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Dawn Ellmore: Weekly Patent and Trade Mark Law Roundup

Trade Mark reforms take Effect in China New Balance have been awarded more than 10 million yuan (£1.2m) following a number of ongoing trade mark disputes in China. Only last year a Chinese Court ruled against the brand in favour… Continue Reading →

Going digital: Dawn Ellmore Looks at the Changing Face of IP Data Management

As we move further into a digitally managed existence, the resources needed to manage IP assets and patents are changing. The speed of digitisation of data and the supporting infrastructure brings fresh challenges to the industry. Competing data management systems… Continue Reading →

IP Issues with 3D Printing

Advances in 3D printing and the fact that 3D printers are now more readily accessible have made it easier and less expensive for companies to produce products and to manufacture them from a single article rather than needing multiple components…. Continue Reading →

Jo Johnson Reappointed as Minister for IP

The full list of ministerial responsibilities in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy was recently finalised and announced.  It was revealed that Jo Johnson (brother of Boris Johnson) will continue in his role as Minister of State for… Continue Reading →

Brexit Negotiations will Begin on 19 June 2017

Michel Barnier who is leading the Brexit negotiations for the EU has confirmed that negotiations are due to begin on 19 June 2017 following the UK Parliament’s reconvention post the General Election.  Mr Barnier hopes to submit his first report… Continue Reading →

New Balance Wins China IP Lawsuit

New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc recently won an intellectual property dispute in China. Chinese manufacturers copy products but sell them with a slight modification of the brand name.  For the copied New Balance shoes, customers were faced with similar looking… Continue Reading →

Snapchat Bought Important Geofilters Patent for $7.7 Million

Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application (app) created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown and developed by Snap Inc which was released in 2011 and mainly used by teens and young adults.  One distinct feature… Continue Reading →

High Court Ruled Apple’s IWATCH Trade Mark Invalid

The trade mark application for IWATCH was submitted by a third party and assigned to Apple in 2015.  Apple’s IWATCH trade mark was found to be invalid after the High Court’s verdict (initiated via an appeal by Apple) agreed with… Continue Reading →

Nike Granted Denim Clothing Patent

Sportswear company Nike has a multitude of patents for shoes and clothing ranges but this latest granted patent covers denim and represents the first company’s first patent using this material.  The title of the patent is for “architecturally reinforced denim.” … Continue Reading →

Company Chief Executives Now More Aware of Trade Marks Value for Businesses

There are over 55 million active worldwide trade marks with 6 million trade mark applications filed in 2015.  The volume of trade marks applications continues to rise with an average annual growth rate of 7% over the last two years. … Continue Reading →

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