Intellectual property

Sculpting a problem?

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Successful visual artists often operate through limited companies. This can have tax advantages. One such example was the leading British sculptor Lynn Chadwick, who died in 2003. From July 1973 he changed his status from a sole trader to becoming a director and employee of a company he and his wife owned and transferred his stock and trading business to the company at that time. More …

The News Portsmouth

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Blake Morgan lawyers named as among best in world More …

OwnershIP - The Intellectual Property roundup from Blake Morgan

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Blake Morgan's Intellectual Property team are delighted to share their inaugural Magazine, OwnershIP. Click to read more and download your copy. More …

Success in company names tribunal application

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After noticing that several companies had similar names to their company name, our team took the case to the Company Names Tribunal, here is an overview of the case. More …

Worldwide recognition for Blake Morgan IP team

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The Blake Morgan IP group are delighted to have been ranked in the 2017 World Trade Mark Review 1000. More …

Wearable technology at work: why HR needs to get involved

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Jon Belcher, Senior Solicitor in our Data Protection team and Charlotte Marshall, Trainee Solicitor in our Employment law team, look at the increasing use of wearable technology at work (such as Apple watches, Google Glass and Fitbit), considering the legal issues that are raised and how HR should be responding. More …

Great Scott! – Ben Evans published in the CITMA Review

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Associate and Trade Mark Attorney Ben Evans has been published in the October/November 2016 edition of the CITMA Review. More …

Sports Direct triumphs over cybersquatter

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A recent case demonstrates that a speedy and economic resolution can be achieved through domain name complaints, and that jurisdictional issues can be overcome, says Jill Bainbridge of Blake Morgan. More …

No more Happy Returns for Warner Chappel Music when we sing Happy Birthday…

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Two years on from the start of a class action in relation to the famous Happy Birthday song, the US District Judge George King has ruled that Warner Chappell Music do not have a valid copyright attached to the "Happy Birthday" song lyrics. More …

European data protection reform: where are we now?

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If it feels like we’ve been talking about reform of the EU’s data protection regime for years, it’s because we have. And the reforms are still not complete. More …