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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on May 08, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    There are a number of ways in which you can obtain the benefits of an intellectual property right, including a trade mark, without having to go through the process of obtaining your own rights.
    There are a number of ways in which you can obtain the benefits of an intellectual property right, including a trade mark, without having to go through the process of obtaining your own rights. While it is always recommended to use your own intellectual property and create a unique brand to protect, it may be a better option to obtain permission to capitalise on IP which has already been created and is owned by another person. It is possible to do this in a number of ways, each with differing [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on May 08, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    While summer is just around the corner, in the trade mark world, Christmas is on the agenda as two Christmas jumper companies go head to head.
    While summer is just around the corner, in the trade mark world, Christmas is on the agenda as two Christmas jumper companies go head to head. Tipsy Elves, a company who specialises in the creation of unique and unusual jumpers for the festive season have taken action against Ugly Christmas Sweater (UCS) over a Google advertisement which allegedly included Tipsy Elves trade mark. According to the claim, UCS has created and endorsed a Google AdWords advert which included a representation of the [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on May 05, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    As previously predicted by The Trademarkroom, # trade marks have become a popular choice for many businesses causing a leap in their registration in 2016.
    As previously predicted by The Trademarkroom, # trade marks have become a popular choice for many businesses causing a leap in their registration in 2016. This information has come from CompuMark, who are a trade mark research company. Around the world, the leap in hashtag trade mark registration was 64%, highlighting its fast found popularity. The winner in the most registration of hashtag marks were of course the US, in which 33% of all # applications were made since the first in 2010. [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on May 05, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    The Eagles, possibly one of the most well-known US rock band, are especially known for their hit, ‘Hotel California’. This hit’s name has become the centre of a trade mark clash.
    The Eagles, possibly one of the most well-known US rock band, are especially known for their hit, ‘Hotel California’. This hit’s name has become the centre of a trade mark clash. The band has taken action against a hotel, aptly named ‘Hotel California’. Filed on 1 st May in the US, the band states that for over 30 years the Eagles have been using the name on multiple items of merchandise and this has created a unique link with the name and the band. In addition, [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on May 01, 2017 / Posted in Trade Marks
    A quick announcement from the UK Intellectual Property Office about an update to their trade mark eAlerts system, which allows you to keep up to date with your trade mark.
    A quick announcement from the UK Intellectual Property Office about an update to their trade mark eAlerts system, which allows you to keep up to date with your trade mark. The trade mark eAlert system will be replaced with a ‘Track a trade mark’ service. This will be a free tracking system which will allow you to receive notifications about specific events occurring to a trade mark. This can be for either a UK trade mark or one registered internationally. This new system will [...]
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