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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on October 05, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    When applying to the UK intellectual Property Office for a registered trade mark, there a number of elements that are key. You need to ensure you are up to speed with all steps to ensure you have the best success with your application.
    When applying to the UK intellectual Property Office for a registered trade mark, there a number of elements that are key. You need to ensure you are up to speed with all steps to ensure you have the best success with your application. A factor to this is the forms and fees you need to supply in relation to your application and future milestones if your mark is successfully registered. You will also need to consider any fees payable to a trade mark expert you may wish to get on board to ensure [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on October 03, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    f you are looking to register a trade mark, as a start-up business, you have a number of options to consider when establishing your position.
    f you are looking to register a trade mark, as a start-up business, you have a number of options to consider when establishing your position. Depending on where you trade and subsequently where you want protection, it determines what type of trade mark you are looking to apply for. The three types are a UK trade mark; a EU Trade mark which gives protection in the 28 EU member states and lastly, you can apply for international protection for your mark. These types have both their advantages [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on October 03, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    After a U-Turn on validity, Peppa Pig has brought home the bacon and succeeded in having the ‘Tobbia’ trade mark deemed invalid in the EU.
    After a U-Turn on validity, Peppa Pig has brought home the bacon and succeeded in having the ‘Tobbia’ trade mark deemed invalid in the EU. The owners of the ‘Peppa Pig’,  Entertainment One UK and Ashley Baker Davies, brought a case in relation to their EU trade mark stating that ‘Tobbia’ mark which registered in the same class of goods, Class 25 for clothing, footwear and headgear, and depicted a suspiciously similar looking pig, was invalid. [...]
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