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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 21, 2015 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Recent Trademark Case
    Will it be Gear knobs or Speedbird?   Trademark News If you are fan of cars, odds are you must have come across Jeremy Clarkson as a host on Top Gear, which airs on BBC. Later this year Jeremy Clarkson was dropped as a host after a so-called altercation with the show producer. But it did not stop him to re appear again as a host. He signed a deal worth £160 million to make 36 episodes with amazon for its prime instant videos.   Two weeks before amazon announced its [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 18, 2015 / Posted in Trade Marks
    There are many reasons why trademarkroom should be your choice.
      Any work carried out by trademarkroom is completed by specialist qualified and trainee solicitors who work at Lawdit Solicitors As we have been operating since 1999, we pride ourselves as being one of the longest established trademark specialists in the UK We offer UK trademark registration at a very competitive rate, with the price being under £350 inc. VAT We have our customers best interests at heart which is reflected in our 99% success rate We offer a money back guarantee [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 18, 2015 / Posted in Trade Marks
    I'm trading in the EU how do I protect my brand with a Trademark?
    I'm trading in the EU how do I protect my brand with a Trademark? If you are trading in one of the 28 EU member states you may want to consider protecting your brand with a trademark. This will give you a monopoly over your proposed words/logo in the goods and services claimed. If you have already filed a trademark in the UK but your business has grown, as long as it's within a 6 month period from the date you filed your trademark in the UK then you can claim priority. This means [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 18, 2015 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Trademark Protection; No Breaks for KIT KAT. Can shapes be protected by a trademark?
    Trademark Protection; No Breaks for KIT KAT The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) has reached a decision in the trademark case of C‑215/14- Société des Produits Nestlé SA v Cadbury UK Ltd.  So what’s it all about? We all love and know a KIT KAT and in many ways that’s the crux of the issue. The case centers around the four finger shape whether it could be the subject of trade mark protection, which could last indefinitely if [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 17, 2015 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Trademark and Brand Names: your company name, goods and services; some good advice
    Trademark and Brand Names: your company name, goods and services   Are you in business?   Do you have a company name?   Do you have a domain name?   Do you sell goods or services?   If the answer is yes to any (if not all) of the above then you will need to consider appropriate action. After all why would you want a competitor to use a similar or identical brand to yours and thereby take custom directly out of your pocket.  When deciding upon a name it [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 17, 2015 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Can you rely on the reputation of your trademark to prevent infringement?
    Can you rely on the reputation of your trademark to prevent infringement? Section 10 (3) of the Trade Marks Act 1994: an effective provision under the Act?   This particular section of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (the ‘Act’) is often seen as a potentially strong ‘second string’ to some infringement claims, least of all because the element of confusion need not be demonstrated. However, it is not enough for a trade mark owner to purely rely on its mark’s [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 17, 2015 / Posted in Trade Marks
    What the advantages of filing a UK Trademark and how much does it cost?
    What the advantages of filing a UK Trademark and how much does it cost?   You can register your trade mark to protect your brand, e.g. the name of your product or service.   When you register your trade mark, you’ll be able to:   take legal action against anyone who uses your brand without your permission, including counterfeiters put the ® symbol next to your brand - to show that it’s yours and warn others against using it sell and license your brand [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 16, 2015 / Posted in Trade Marks
    UK Trademark Registration v Company Registration
    UK Trademark Registration v Company Registration Companies House is responsible for registering your company in Great Britain. Trademark Law and Company law are very different. Do not make the mistake of thinking that by registering your company name at Companies House means it's protected from trademark infringement! You can't prevent someone using a trademark, which is the same or similar to yours, simply by registering your name with Companies House alone. It is not [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on September 15, 2015 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Can I protect my brand as a registered trademark?
    Can I protect my brand as a registered trademark? Whether you are filing a trademark in the UK, EU, US or anywhere in the world- some similar rules apply as to what will and won't be allowed as a registered trademark. This could be useful when deciding on what your brand should be. There is little point in choosing a brand that you cannot legally protect. This is especially important for new brands who have not yet built up any reputation or goodwill in their mark. One of the biggest [...]
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  • Posted by Waheedan Jariwalla on September 15, 2015 / Posted in Trade Marks
    If you are at the beginning of your branding process, you are in a great place! It is at this crucial stage in your new venture that you should select or create a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable.
    If you are at the beginning of your branding process, you are in a great place! It is at this crucial stage in your new venture that you should select or create a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable. Your trademark will identify the source of your goods and services, as well as distinguish them from the goods and services of others. The strongest trademarks are those which are invented words or phrases.  By creating your own word, its is unlikely that [...]
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