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Government Urged To Remain In Unified Patent Court
Jan 4, 2018
Legal professionals who work in the intellectual property sector have set out, in a position paper, what they want to see the government achieve in the Brexit negotiations in respe...
'Uptown Funk' Faces Another Legal Battle
Jan 2, 2018
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are once again facing the prospect of a legal battle over their 'Uptown Funk' song. The song has been the subject of legal disputes in the past and this ...
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 ...
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