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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Fake remembrance poppy goods seized at docks
Nov 13, 2017
The Home Office released a statement last Friday concerning the discovery of £150,000 worth of fake poppy branded goods in a shipping consignment from China which was randomly insp...
Appeal of taxi cab shape trade mark judgment fails
Nov 2, 2017
The London Taxi Company (LTC) has lost an appeal to the Court of Appeal in a case concerning its three dimensional trade mark for the shape of traditional London black cabs. LTC ...
McGregor Faces Trade Mark Fight
Nov 1, 2017
Conor McGregor, the Irish mixed martial arts professional who was defeated by professional boxer Floyd Mayweather in one of the biggest fights in combat sports history, has take...
Disney Hope For A Happy Ever After
Oct 24, 2017
Disney is well known for taking its intellectual property rights seriously and defending their brand by suing anyone that dares to step on their toes. Most cases go unheard of as D...
Australian manufacturer in UGG battle
Oct 18, 2017
Outside of Australia, a lot of people would associate the name 'ugg' with the UGG footwear brand known for producing, amongst other products, sheepskin boots (UGG). UGG is a divisi...
High Court bans fake certificates website
Sep 28, 2017
The BBC reported this week that a website, www.replacement-certificates.co.uk (the Website), which reportedly sold fake GCSE and A-level exam certificates has been shut down follow...
NAKED trade mark dispute
Sep 22, 2017
A small bath bomb firm located in Scotland called The Naked Soap Company (Naked) plans to take on global cosmetics company L'Oreal, which has given notice of its intention to oppos...
Taylor Swift's trade mark applications
Sep 6, 2017
According to the BBC and several other news organisations, Taylor Swift has applied to register various lyrics from her new single, including the title "Look What You Made Me Do", ...
National Trust for Scotland backs down in Glencoe dispute
Aug 31, 2017
Earlier this month, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) made headlines after it was accused of bullying Hilltrek Outdoor Clothing (Hilltrek), a small outdoor clothing company. Bu...
China announces it will tighten IP practices
Aug 25, 2017
China has long been known as the land of knock-offs and counterfeit goods, and we have reported on its practices concerning the theft of intellectual property before. Earlier artic...
Trade marks: balancing cost and protection of your brand
Aug 24, 2017
American manufacturer New Balance, known particularly well for its trainers in the UK, was recently awarded around £1.2 million in a trade mark infringement case in China, followin...
Could Google Lose Its Trade Mark?
Aug 21, 2017
An interesting case is currently before the US Supreme Court concerning the question of whether the term 'google' is now so generic that it is not capable of trade mark protection....
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