Dawn Ellmore discusses upcoming changes to UK trade mark law

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The IPO (Intellectual Property Office) has just opened a consultation regarding amending the existing Trade Marks Act in the UK. It aims to implement the most recent Trade Marks Directive from the EU. Most of the provisions laid out in… Continue Reading →

Who was the most innovative US company in 2017? Dawn Ellmore explains why it’s probably not who you think

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If you were asked to guess the most innovative company in 2017, you may assume a huge household name like Apple or Facebook would carry off the laurels. According to the annual ranking from IFI Claims Patent Services, you’d be… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore — Is a career as a Patent Attorney for you?

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  In today’s corporate world, Intellectual Property (IP) law is a central part for businesses. For Patent Attorneys, it’s a sector of law that offers huge amounts of variety, a good work/life balance and a career path with longevity. What… Continue Reading →

How do trade marks work? Dawn Ellmore Employment explains

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A trade mark is a name, symbol, logo, visual device or word that shows the difference between a service or product and other similar services and products. It could be simply a phrase or word, an image or both. In… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment looks at the strangest celebrity trade marks

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While businesses and brands look to trade mark logos, shapes and taglines, the world of celebrity opens up a world of weird and wonderful trade mark applications. We’ve been looking at some of the strangest trade mark applications over recent… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore: Weekly Patent and Trade Mark Law Roundup

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Trademarking and the First Amendment In the U.S this week a federal court appeal seemed to indicate that they were considering the registration “FUCT” by fashion designer Erik Brunetti, as banning trademarks which make use of “profanity and or sexual… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment’s Blog

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Dawn Ellmore Employment’s blog aims to keep you abreast of current Intellectual Property (IP) and Legal developments along with industry and career insights and more. We hope you will find this useful and informative. For more information about Dawn Ellmore,… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at trade mark infringements and trade wars

Iconic clothing company Levi Strauss & Co (Levi’s) is suing two separate Chinese companies for trade mark infringement. This comes at a time when the possibility of a trade war directly affecting the US-based company heats up. Legal action launched… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore examines Whole Foods recent trade mark defeat in the UK

Whole Foods Market is a grocery store chain based in the United States. Touting itself as a healthy choice thanks to the lack of artificial flavours and preservatives in its products, it has 473 shops across the US and the… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore – Australian company applies for a trade mark, for the colour of beer

Following in the footsteps of the likes of Cadbury (owned by Mondelez International) and oil giant BP, a much smaller Australia-based company has filed a trade mark application for a colour. What makes this application stand out from the crowd… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at the recent copyright claim against Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers football club may have a high chance of making the Premier League, but a copyright claim has been made that could cost them. The logo used by Wolves since the 1960s is the distinctive wolf head, which stands… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore explains why support roles are vital to IP law

When it comes to Intellectual Property (IP), nothing can be left to chance. Every small detail of a client’s case must be recorded, analysed and worked on in a specific way in order to achieve their goals. And an attorney… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at the fascinating question of who owns copyright on machine-created content

Emerging technology always presents a challenge for the legal and regulatory frameworks surrounding Intellectual Property (IP). For example, who owns copyright when content is created by machines? When it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI), the lines become even more blurred… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on why Brexit shouldn’t affect your decision to move jobs

One of the great things about the Intellectual Property (IP) profession is its ability to adapt to and change with the times. Bringing us to Brexit… which will undoubtedly bring some legislative changes… and again we will adapt. What it… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at exciting technological patents

Facebook never stops innovating, and Zuckerberg’s vision was set out in April 2017, at the F8 2017 conference. Facebook announced its goal to build a ‘brain mouse for AR’ (augmented reality). This essentially means developing a system that “can type… Continue Reading →

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