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Trade Marks

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 →

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 →

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 →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: Nestlé Loses Appeal in Trade Mark Dispute on Kit Kat Shapes

Nestlé had registered the two-finger and four-finger shapes of its Kit Kat bars as trade marks in Singapore some years ago and had sued Petra, that make similarly shaped chocolate wafers for trade mark infringement. Petra counter-sued to invalidate Nestlé’s… Continue Reading →

Five of the Most High Profile Trade Mark Cases

High profile trade mark disputes are always fascinating, with plenty involving huge brands over the years. Dawn Ellmore have chosen five of the most fascinating high profile trade mark battles. Toblerone V Poundland After the Brexit vote led to a… 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 →

Changes in EU trade mark law arriving October 2017

The EU trade mark laws have changed significantly over the last few years, and are set to change again in October. These changes will complement those made in March 2016, and will involve various additions and removals regarding trade mark… Continue Reading →

£270m Technology Commitment from UK Government in Spring Budget

The UK Government recently announced in the latest Spring budget that £270 million was to be allocated to launch an Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.  The fund is expected to support R&D in universities and businesses resulting in innovation in the… Continue Reading →

What is a patent attorney? Dawn Ellmore Employment explains

A patent attorney is a legal specialist in intellectual property (IP) and, of course, patents. They also deal with trade marks, copyright legalities and design rights. There are approximately 1,500 patent attorneys working in the UK. When compared to the… Continue Reading →

What is a trade mark attorney? Dawn Ellmore Employment explains

A trade mark attorney is a lawyer trained specifically to advise and work on trade mark law. They act as agents for clients in the process of applying for and being granted a trade mark registration. Acting on behalf of… Continue Reading →

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