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  • Stobbs in the CITMA Review: Go your own way – setting up your own IP business
    In an article for this month's CITMA Review, Carrie Bradley talks to Julius Stobbs and four other entrepreneurs about the perils and rewards of setting up their own IP practice. Read the full article
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    Lest we forget… – the power of historic brands
    When approaching trade marks and brands from a legal and commercial perspective, it is easy to become preoccupied with how they serve businesses and brand owners.  But what about the consumer experience of brands?  For ordinary people, is it only about identifying origin, repeat purchasing, and...
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    Kluwer Trademark Blog – Are you threatening me? Unjustified threats almost creep into EU trade mark enforcement
    In a post on the Kluwer Trademark Blog, Stobbs discusses a recent decision on whether a claim for groundless threats can be brought in the UK courts in response to an attempt to enforce an EUTM. The full article can be found
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    Resurrection of iconic Tidyman brand
    The resurrection of abandoned brands is a topic that always catches our interest – regular readers of our blog will no doubt be familiar with our earlier posts on so-called ‘zombie’ brands here...
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    Costs cap conquered by Part 36 offers
    Late last year Judge Hacon handed down a judgment which looked at the interplay between Part 36 offers and the rules on costs at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), with the former trumping the latter.   The dispute involved a claim by Phonographic Perfo...
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    Stobbs awarded Tier 1 status in Managing IP’s IP Stars
    We are delighted to announce that Stobbs has again been awarded Tier 1 status in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2017. This is a wonderful achievement and follows our rating as “highly recommend...
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    Reputation v Goodwill: IPEC Draws the Line
    The recent case of Bhayani & BLL  v Taylor Bracewell LLP provides further guidance around the ownership of goodwill as opposed to a mere reputation.   Ms Bhayani joined Taylor Bra...
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    Google knocks Apple off the top spot as the world’s most valuable brand
    Brand Finance’s Global 500 report, published last week, rated Google as the world’s most valuable brand, pushing Apple off the top spot, which it has held for the last five yea...
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    Changes to the Trade Mark Law in Turkey
    There have been some major changes to the trade mark law in Turkey recently.  A new law was accepted on 22 December 2016 and entered into force on 10 January 2017.  Some of the key changes are discussed below.   From a formalities perspective, the opposition period has now been reduc...
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    Stobbs ‘highly recommended’ by World Trademark Review
    We are very pleased to announce that Stobbs has been rated ‘highly recommended’ by World Trademark Review – their highest category.   The full review, available
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