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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 →

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 →

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 →

How do trade marks work? Dawn Ellmore Employment explains

A trade mark is a name, symbol, logo, visual device or word that shows the difference between a service or product and other similar services and products. It could be simply a phrase or word, an image or both. In… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment – your most read blogs of 2017

The Dawn Ellmore blog covered wide-ranging topics last year, from breaking IP news to advice for those seeking a career in this specialist legal field. We’ve had a great reaction to the Dawn Ellmore blogposts with job-seekers and industry experts… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment looks at the strangest celebrity trade marks

While businesses and brands look to trade mark logos, shapes and taglines, the world of celebrity opens up a world of weird and wonderful trade mark applications. We’ve been looking at some of the strangest trade mark applications over recent… Continue Reading →

3D trade marks: Dawn Ellmore Employment examines the fine line between success and failure

Probably the most famous example of the battle to trade mark a 3D shape lies with Nestle’s Kit Kat bar. While their strapline advises taking a break, their fight to secure 3D trade marks for the distinctive shape of their… Continue Reading →

Can robots ‘own’ work?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first mooted in the 1960s. In 2017, it is becoming more prevalent and giving rise to much analysis surrounding a future living alongside robots. How will it work? Will robots take all the jobs? Will they… Continue Reading →

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