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Intellectual Property

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 →

Eight things you should know about Intellectual Property 

Dawn Ellmore Employment’s blog this week introduces some Intellectual Property (IP) facts, figures and topics. We’ve aimed it at newcomers to the sector, or those thinking about a career in this sector. Two categories of IP There are two main… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at IP and cloud databases

The world of software and electronic storage IP is a complicated one. Databases exist around the edges in terms of whether they can be protected or not, when it comes to ownership and originality. While database rights have been debated… Continue Reading →

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