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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Copying: It's an Aldi thing?
Dec 19, 2022
Back in February, we reported on the heavily publicised Caterpillar dispute between supermarket giants Aldi and Marks & Spencer. The supermarkets have been back in court this month...
BBC One’s Northern Justice – McDaniels Law helping Big Little Toys
Oct 19, 2022
As part of a ten-part BBC One documentary series ‘Northern Justice’, members of the McDaniels Law team were privileged to share some of the stories of clients we had supported when...
UKIPO Publishes Updated Equality and Diversity Information
Oct 17, 2022
Earlier this month the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) released updated information about its equality objectives and how it aims to meet them. The rolling page on the U...
McDaniels Law feature in a new BBC One series, Northern Justice
Sep 29, 2022
As seen on BBC One, a 10-part documentary series ‘Northern Justice’ shows how our team helps clients to protect their intellectual property. Featured in episodes 4,5 & 7, we empha...
UKIPO Publishes Data Regarding Examination Wait Times
Aug 22, 2022
The UKIPO has published a summary of data revealing intellectual property application examination wait times, including trade mark and patent applications, amongst its other servic...
China introduces exhibition IP protection guidelines
Aug 15, 2022
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently published guidelines to improve IP protection at exhibitions and trade fairs. The guidelines are accessible...
Cost Increase in IP Court
Jul 19, 2022
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court for intellectual property disputes aimed at SME businesses and McDaniels Law has historically been one of th...
IP Grant Funding Scheme
Dec 14, 2021
Are you wondering what assets you have or how to protect your brand? Do you wonder what it would take to make sure that you have what you think you need? Would you like some help f...
Rothy’s Partial Victory - a lesson
Apr 12, 2021
The UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court recently ruled that an Austrian shoe company, Giesswein (and its Pointy Flat shoe design), infringed a registered community design (Po...
Jan 4, 2021
AliBaba has, for a long time now, struggled to deal with intellectual property infringements perpetuated on its platform. It followed Amazon’s lead in setting up a system for righ...
1 January 2021: Brexit & IP - Part 1
Oct 30, 2020
In a year dominated by headlines relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit has been under the radar. However, from 1 January 2021, significant changes will take place. Th...
Hermès Unveils Sophisticated Counterfeit Ring
Oct 7, 2020
Hermès, the French luxury goods manufacturer, together with French authorities has recently uncovered a sophisticated counterfeiting scheme which has seen seven former Hermès emplo...
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