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Warner Bros failed trade mark application | Dawn Ellmore Employment

Warner Bros Entertainment (Warner Bros.) is inextricably linked with the uber-successful Harry Potter franchise thanks to producing all eight movies. However, when they attempted to trade mark a famous phrase used in the Harry Potter universe, they were denied by… Continue Reading →

Banksy wins trade mark infringement case against Italian museum

When it comes to trade mark infringement, it seems even Banksy has limits. The anonymous street artist may have famously said “copyright is for losers”, but that didn’t stop him winning an infringement case against an Italian museum.   Over… Continue Reading →

Why the Kardashian-Jenner sisters are trying to trade mark their children’s names

When the Kardashians broke through into the mainstream in 2007 with the first season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, it was not obvious they would garner wealth and success that has seen the youngest sister becoming very wealthy  at… Continue Reading →

Shock defeat for McDonald’s as it’s stripped of its ‘Big Mac’ EU trade mark

For more than 50 years McDonald’s has been a mainstay brand around the world. According to the corporate website, McDonald’s has restaurants in more than 100 countries, that serve over 69 million people every day of the year. With such… Continue Reading →

Heineken files trade mark application aimed at 2026 World Cup

Dutch beer manufacturer has outlined its intentions regarding long-term involvement with soccer in the US with its latest trade mark application. Already the partner of the professional football league in the US, which is called Major League Soccer (MLS), Heineken… Continue Reading →

5 reasons to get into the patent and trade mark industry

If you have a scientific background and an interest in law, then a career in the patent and trade mark industry may be just the ticket for you. Patents are grants made by national governments, giving the creator of an… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore reviews Royal Mail’s failed bid to trade mark the Queen’s image

It’s well known that the UK’s postal service is cash strapped and under pressure. This is likely the reason behind the Royal Mail’s application to trade mark the iconic Queen’s head design that is so familiar to us all. The… 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 – 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 trade mark row between F1 and 3M

There’s trade mark trouble brewing for Formula One due to the alleged similarity of its latest official logo to one used by 3M for the Futuro brand. Replacement logo The new logo, which replaced the ‘Flying F’ design that had… Continue Reading →

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