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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on November 20, 2018 / Posted in Trade Marks
    A quick note on another way in which you can file your UK trade mark application
    As many people are aware, when filing a UK trade mark application there are fees payable.  These fees are required to be paid upfront when the application is filed and are not refundable, even if the application is not successful.  Not all applications are clear cut and there is certainly an element of risk with every application.  Therefore it can be quite a financial risk to push forward with an application, if it isnt clear there will be a successful outcome.  This is [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on November 20, 2018 / Posted in Trade Marks
    What many people do not know is that you can create a series of trade marks that can give you a higher level of power and protection.
    While many businesses start by registering one trade mark, what many people do not know is that you can create a series of trade marks that can give you a higher level of power and protection. If you have built your brand with a number of elements, you may want to consider filing a series trade mark application to ensure your complete brand is protected rather than just the main logo.  Through the UK Intellectual Property Office, there is the option to file up to six marks in one [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on November 16, 2018 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Perhaps drink and driving isn’t that good of a mix after all.
    Perhaps drink and driving isn’t that good of a mix after all. CEO of car brand Tesla and billionaire Elon Musk’s ‘Teslaquila’ blue agave liquor is facing a hold back on the trademark application because Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) argued that the “name ‘Teslaquila’ evokes the word Tequila ... (and) Tequila is a protected word.” Tesla has filed an application to trademark “Teslaquila” as a “distilled agave [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on November 12, 2018 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Beauty contest, Miss World, tried and failed to prevent a namesake competition registering a trade mark in the UK.
    Beauty contest, Miss World, tried and failed to prevent a namesake competition registering a trade mark in the UK. The mark in question was for ‘Miss Beauty World’ which was displayed in a logo with an image of a tiara, globe and a pair of wings. The mark was applied for by World Modelling Industries Association in class 41 for beauty pageants and entertainment events. In their opposition, Miss World cited three UK marks, including the words ‘Miss World’ and a logo [...]
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