Intellectual property

Can space be eligible for trade mark protection?

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In recent case, the Court of Justice of the European Union held that a representation by way of a design of the layout of a retail store is capable of registration as a trade mark. More …

Patent lessons for both the employer and the employee

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Many of you may have heard, over the past few years, of the plight of Professor Ian Shanks, the inventor of an electrochemical test device used to monitor the level of blood glucose levels in diabetics. More …

Intro of London Domain on 29 April 2014

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ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is currently expanding the domain name space through the introduction of new top level domains. More …

Buckingham Palace registers 30 new domain names

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Earlier this year, the Intellectual Property Team discussed the importance of brand strategy and the risks posed to businesses following the introduction of the 'Generic Top Level Domain Programme.' More …

Scam invoices

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Jill Bainbridge considers scam invoices in light of the increasing numbers of fraudsters becoming aware of the importance of brand strategy. More …

Hyperlinks are legal? Yes but...hyperlink with care

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Yesterday the European Court of Justice finally issued a ruling in a highly significant copyright case called Svensson. More …

Premier League crack down on unauthorised broadcasts in Welsh pubs

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Welsh football team managers are not the only people facing scrutiny at the moment – given the recent crack down by the Premier League on unlicensed broadcasts of Premier League matches in pubs in Cardiff and Swansea, it’s a tough time for a lot of pub landlords and managers. More …

Trademark Clearinghouse and the 'Generic Top Level Domain Programme'

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Jill Bainbridge looks at the importance of registering a domain name and how Trademark Clearinghouse works. More …

Art dealers, galleries and brand protection - gallery and domain name update

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Dealers and galleries need to be aware that there are a large number of new Internet domain names coming on stream. More …

Intellectual Property Bill - What Does It Mean For Me?

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The Intellectual Property Bill 2013/2014 is currently progressing through the House of Commons. The Bill has already been through all of the stages needed to pass through the House of Lords and was presented to the House of Commons on 29 August 2013. More …