Hague System extended to the UK
201806.15
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Hague System extended to the UK

On 13 June 2018 the Geneva (1999) Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (a mouthful) came in to effect in the UK. What this means is that it is now possible to designate the UK as a jurisdiction under the Hague system of design registration. The Hague system is…

“Slabgate” escalates but proceedings may be some way off
201805.22
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“Slabgate” escalates but proceedings may be some way off

In an intellectual property rights battle playing out on social media, Hotel Chocolat has accused Waitrose of infringing its IP rights by selling a new range of chocolates. Angus Thirlwell (a co-founder of the boutique British chocolatier) has claimed that the supermarket’s new line of chocolate slabs infringes on Hotel Chocolat’s registered designs. He said…

ACID Announces Design Champion on World IP Day
201804.26
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ACID Announces Design Champion on World IP Day

On this day each year, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) celebrate World Intellectual Property Day as a way of promoting intellectual property rights and highlighting the vital role these rights play in encouraging creativity and supporting innovation. The campaign for this year’s World IP Day was based on the creativity and ingenuity of women…

Talking Tables interviewed by Real Business over infringements
201711.24
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Talking Tables interviewed by Real Business over infringements

McDaniel & Co. client Talking Tables Limited, which produces design-led games and party accessories, was recently interviewed for an article on the Real Business website, which can be found at the following link: https://realbusiness.co.uk/law/2017/11/24/classic-case-small-business-ip-infringement/. In the article, Talking Tables set out the importance of taking legal action to protect innovative creations if they are at…

Background to ongoing design case in Guardian article
201706.30
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Background to ongoing design case in Guardian article

McDaniel & Co. Senior Associate, Kelly Hudson, has been quoted in a Guardian article which focuses on one of McDaniel & Co.’s client’s ongoing intellectual property (IP) claims. Kelly was contacted for input on the legal and practical impact of IP litigation, and an outline of the technical aspects of pursuing claims in the Intellectual…

What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?
201705.25
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What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court operating within the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The court has existed in some form since 1990 but following a rebranding exercise in October 2013, the IPEC was formally established. The IPEC has jurisdiction over intellectual property cases including patents, trademarks and…

Free intellectual property seminar at the Northern Design Centre – 24 May 2017
201703.07
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Free intellectual property seminar at the Northern Design Centre – 24 May 2017

McDaniel & Co. will host a free seminar on intellectual property rights in partnership with the Furniture Makers’ Company on 24 May 2017 at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead. Lunch will be provided. Attendees will hear talks from Niall Head-Rapson, Director of intellectual property boutique McDaniel & Co. and Dids Macdonald, OBE, CEO of…