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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 →

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 →

Trade mark news on LinkedIn: Beyoncé ramps up trade mark battle for daughter’s name

Luke Rehbein on the LinkedIn story about Beyonce’s trade mark battle Global superstar singer Beyoncé wants to trade mark her daughter’s name. The seven-year-old, called ‘Blue Ivy’ is the subject of a David and Goliath style trade mark battle between… 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 →

Catch up on global trade mark news from LinkedIn

The trade mark news cycle is fast moving. If you’ve missed out on some of the top stories this week, here’s a round-up from LinkedIn. Top trade mark news stories from around the world 1.  Ariana Grande V Forever 21… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on patent applications for inventions created by AI

In a potentially game-changing development, the world’s first patent applications have been filed for inventions created solely by artificial intelligence (AI). A team of academics from the University of Surrey has filed two patent applications with the UK Intellectual Property… Continue Reading →

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