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Intellectual Property

Keeping up with the Kardashian trade marks

Ever since Keeping Up With The Kardashians burst onto our screens in 2007, Kris Jenner and the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner family have been working hard to make sure their names stay in the limelight. Central to this is an… Continue Reading →

Office inventions – making your life easier since the 1860s

The recent death of Larry Tesler, the computer scientist who created the “cut, copy and paste” functions used so often in offices throughout the world on a daily basis, lead us to reflect on other innovations that we take for… Continue Reading →

H&M earns its stripes in long running trade mark battle

Cast your minds back to 1997: Tony Blair led the Labour party to a landslide election victory, Manchester United were crowned Premier League champions for the second successive season, and MmmBop and Barbie Girl were dominating the airwaves. It was… Continue Reading →

“OK Google, have you stolen our tech?”

Sonos, the US home speaker pioneer, has recently brought a patent infringement action against Google, claiming amongst other things that Google’s own branded speakers infringe on Sonos’s technology. We take a look at how the companies got to this position,… Continue Reading →

How a photographer is taking on Prince’s estate over copyright infringement

Luke Rehbein, Associate Director at Dawn Ellmore Employment, on the story of how a photographer is taking on Prince’s estate over copyright infringement  In a copyright story with a twist, a photographer is taking the late singer Prince’s estate to court…. Continue Reading →

Trade mark news on LinkedIn: will Spurs have to pay Chelsea for José Mourinho trade marks?

Associate Director Luke Rehbein on the LinkedIn story shared by the World Trademark Review on the battle for José Mourinho’s name. It’s all change at Tottenham Hotspur football club. In November 2019, the club fired long-term manager Mauricio Pochettino and… Continue Reading →

Global trade mark news round-up from LinkedIn

Global trade mark news changes fast. Keeping up with developments affecting major brands, trade mark battles and general Intellectual Property (IP) updates can be difficult. Here’s a round-up of the major trade mark headlines from LinkedIn to keep you up… Continue Reading →

Reviewing Nintendo’s intriguing smartphone patent

The team at Dawn Ellmore Employment keeps tabs on intellectual property news  – It’s the best way to keep up-to-date with the ever-changing world of Intellectual Property. Nintendo’s recent patent application, for example, shows the gaming company is moving towards… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on Disney’s legal action against ‘rip-off’ costume company

Disney is taking legal action against a company that offers dressed up characters for kids’ events. The rise of costumed actors surprising kids with their versions of well-known characters is not going down well with Disney. New York-based Characters for… 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 →

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