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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on November 02, 2016 / Posted in Trade Marks
    The UK Intellectual Property Office in the last week have announced a few updates to their trade mark service.
    The UK Intellectual Property Office in the last week have announced a few updates to their trade mark service. Always looking to keep their system up to date and in line with technology, the UK IPO have updated some of their digital services. The services affected are in relation to: The response to a trade mark examination letter Response to Right Start trade mark examination letter The method for accessing these services will stay the same but the appearance of the pages you will [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on November 02, 2016 / Posted in Trade Marks
    While it is clear we would always recommend using a trade mark expert such as The Trademarkroom, it needs to highlighted that it is in your best interests to use the experts and will save you a lot of money and hassle in the long run.
    To register a trade mark, several criteria needs to be fulfilled and an application needs to be submitted to the UK Intellectual Property Office. This application does not need to be made by a legal representative and can be submitted by the trade mark creator. However, the application is technical, and a high volume of applications submitted by the trade mark owner themselves are rejected as they are not clear about what is accepted and should be included. While it is clear we would always [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on November 02, 2016 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Starbucks, the coffee giant, has recently succeeded in a battle after a company who creates bongs infringed their trade mark.
    Starbucks, the coffee giant, has recently succeeded in a battle after a company who creates bongs infringed their trade mark. James Landgraf and bong makers Hitman Glass recent creation was a Frappuccino inspired pipe which featured key visual points that will be recognised as being linked to Starbucks including the green ‘straw’, the dome top of the cup and a siren on the cover of the pipe which resembled Starbucks well known logo. The only difference in relation to the siren was [...]
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