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The history of the UK trade mark

Today the term ‘trade mark’ is commonly used and widely understood. While consumers may not know the legal background of a trade mark, it’s generally understood that the product, symbol or name belongs to a company or business. Modern trade… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: How brands can trade mark colours

It may seem strange, but it’s completely legal for companies to trade mark a colour. They must meet certain conditions, of course, and are usually confined to specific industries and areas of expertise. As an example, you definitely couldn’t use… Continue Reading →

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 →

Industry insight: weekly news round up from the world of patent and trade mark law

Dawn Ellmore has noted some interesting cases this week…  Tiffany & Co v Costco Wholesale Corp – trade mark infringement Tiffany & Co has been granted the right to recover $11.1 million in lost profit (plus interest) and $8.25 million… Continue Reading →

Amazon’s Latest Trade Mark Filings and Possible New Launches for AmazonBasics and Amazon Go

American electronic commerce company Amazon has recently been reported by the IP news and media for possible new trademarked service line launches and new trade marks that have been recently filed in the Australian and UK market. AmazonBasics (a service… Continue Reading →

House Music DJ Deadmau5 vs Cat Clothing & Accessories Retailer in Trade Mark Lawsuit over Meowington Name

Cat themed clothing and accessories online retailer Meowingtons LLC  recently filed a trade mark complaint at the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida against well-known House DJ Deadmau5 (Canadian music producer Joel Zimmerman) who is trying to… Continue Reading →

Adidas Aggressively Defends 3 Stripes Trade Mark

Adidas, the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and which designs and manufactures shoes, clothing & accessories, has filed nearly 50 trade mark lawsuits against different organisations in the last five years. Adidas owns trade marks for a specific 3 stripe… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: Nestlé Loses Appeal in Trade Mark Dispute on Kit Kat Shapes

Nestlé had registered the two-finger and four-finger shapes of its Kit Kat bars as trade marks in Singapore some years ago and had sued Petra, that make similarly shaped chocolate wafers for trade mark infringement. Petra counter-sued to invalidate Nestlé’s… Continue Reading →

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