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Trade Marks

A dive into the world of celebrity trade marks

The prominence of social media and reality TV has provided many opportunities for a new kind of celebrity that I incredibly savvy when it comes to building a brand. Before there split at the beginning of 2021, Kim Kardashian and… Continue Reading →

Sporting Trade Mark Disputes

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The emergence of Emma Raducanu, from nowhere to US Open champion in a few short months, lead to the inevitable opportunities for commercialisation – and the opportunity for unrelated parties to attempt to make money from the Raducanu brand. There… Continue Reading →

The Tetris Puzzle: How to Stop Copycat Game Publishers in Their Tracks

The much-loved video game Tetris was first published on 6th June 1984 and, as with anything that gains popularity, many copycat versions have appeared over the years. In this article, Dawn Ellmore Employment takes a look at the history of… Continue Reading →

Haven’t I Seen You Somewhere Before? A Look at Supermarket Copycat Branding

With the recent splash of publicity regarding supermarket copycat branding, brought about after Aldi incurred the wrath of Marks & Spencer’s legal team after releasing their “Cuthbert the Caterpillar” cake, in this blog article Dawn Ellmore Employment looks back over… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore 2021 Salary Survey – Buoyant Intellectual Property Market Despite the Challenges of the Past 12 Months

Dawn Ellmore Employment has recently finalised its annual salary guide and, in what has undoubtedly been a challenging year for the Intellectual Property profession, we are pleased to be able to report that the IP and Legal markets remain buoyant,… 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 →

Think About Things Differently: Navigating the Job Market in 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold during 2020, and we were all – at best – experiencing a prolonged period of remote working, one might be forgiven for thinking that it wasn’t the best time to be thinking of changing… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Trade mark news on LinkedIn: Booking.com dispute with USPTO reaches the Supreme Court

Luke Rehbein on Booking.com versus the USPTO reaches the Supreme Court How generic can a domain name registration be? This is the issue playing out in the US trade mark sector right now, using a case involving Booking.com. The US… 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 →

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 →

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