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Christmas office closure PM 23 December - 2 January 2018
Dec 22, 2017
McDaniel & Co.'s offices will be closed from 13.00 today 22 December 2017 until 10am on 2 January 2018. The reason for this news post is that the voicemail system is currently dis...
Christmas Party office closure 21 December 2017 PM
Dec 21, 2017
McDaniel & Co.'s offices will be closed from midday today 21 December 2017 until 8.30 tomorrow, Friday 22 December 2017, as staff are attending our Christmas Party. The reason f...
Court wakes up and smells the coffee
Dec 15, 2017
Nestlé, the Swiss food and drink company that boasts over 2000 brands, has taken a knock to its reputation after having one of its 3D trade marks annulled by Germany's Federal Pate...
Lego Builds Blocks of Chinese Brand Protection
Dec 11, 2017
LEGO, the Danish company known for its interlocking toy bricks, has won what is being hailed as a landmark lawsuit against Chinese infringers. Lego is one of the world's most valu...
Talking Tables interviewed by Real Business over infringements
Nov 24, 2017
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...
Mr Underbed takes on John Lewis Christmas advert
Nov 22, 2017
Well known author Chris Riddell has enjoyed an increase in sales of his picturebook "Mr Underbed" having pointed out the close resemblance of this year's John Lewis Christmas adver...
Dyson Look To Clean Up
Nov 16, 2017
The leading manufacturer of household appliances, Dyson, is bringing a legal claim against their former chief executive Max Conze for an alleged series of breaches, after he steppe...
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...
ResearchGate Takes Step In The Right Direction
Nov 10, 2017
You may remember a few weeks ago we wrote an article on ResearchGate, the social networking site for academics to share published papers and books with one another, and the copyrig...
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...
IP Crime Report highlights challenge of internet infringers
Oct 26, 2017
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published its IP Crime and Enforcement report for 2016-2017 (the Report). The Report explains the current challenges and threats posed by in...
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