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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 →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: Who’s leading mobile payment innovation?

In the UK, 46.4 million people own a smartphone. Statistics predict that by 2022, the number of monthly active users of smartphones in the UK will reach 53.96 million. With numbers like these, it’s not difficult to see why there… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: Can patents predict the future?

Anyone born in the 1970s might be disappointed that 2017 hasn’t come up with the goods promised in Tomorrow’s World. The BBC TV programme that focused on future innovations seemed confident that the world of the future would be punctuated… Continue Reading →

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 →

How should the UK encourage new inventors?

Businesses in Britain registered the highest number of inventions in history last year. With Brexit casting economic uncertainty over research and development, inspiring the next generation of innovative scientists and technology pioneers is a challenge. However, figures do show that… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: What fuels innovation?

Is there a formula to successful innovation? If so, what are the components that make up a truly innovative company, whether it’s a start-up or an established company? The Global Innovation Index, which is compiled every year by INSEAD business… Continue Reading →

Five of the Most High Profile Trade Mark Cases

High profile trade mark disputes are always fascinating, with plenty involving huge brands over the years. Dawn Ellmore have chosen five of the most fascinating high profile trade mark battles. Toblerone V Poundland After the Brexit vote led to a… Continue Reading →

Will the EU Relocate London-based Unified Patent Court after UK Leaves EU?

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, recently suggested that the new London based unified patent court may have to move away from its current location in London after the UK leaves the EU.  It has already been decided that… Continue Reading →

First Design Appeal Decision from the UK IPO

The Intellectual Property Act 2014 introduced a new appeal regime for designs.  The system of appeals to an Appointed Person acts as an alternative to the route of appealing to the High Court. This case was significant because it was the first… Continue Reading →

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