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  • Little Consolation for Sony
    In this case comment published in the March/April ITMA Review, Cameron Brown looks at
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    Keeping up with Orla Kiely
    Stobbs IP is proud to represent the iconic contemporary designer, Orla Kiely. In the attached article, published in the March/April 2016 issue of the ITMA Review, Chris Hawkes and Carrie Bradley outli...
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    Stobbs Announced as UK Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of 2016
    Stobbs are delighted to have been awarded the UK Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of 2016 at the Managing IP Global Awards, which took place at The Savoy, London last night. The Awards a...
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    A Flat Coca-Cola? Shape Trade Mark Difficulties
    We reported earlier on the difficulties involved in attempting to register the KitKat four-finger bar shape here. In another shape trade mark application, late last mont...
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    Wheels Finally Fall off Trunki’s Case
    Children’s ride-on suitcase maker Magmatic (owner of the Trunki brand), has lost its design battle with PMS International. The Supreme Court today has dismissed Trunki’s appeal and has conclud...
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    Kluwer Trademark Blog: Adidas Case
    In an article for the Kluwer Trademark Blog, Julius Stobbs looks at the impact of the CJEU’s decision in Shoe Branding Europe v Adidas (
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    T®ump
    Is one of the many unique features of this years US presidential nominations campaign that the most likely (at this point) Republican candidate is also unique in being the one candidate who owns any significant IP/trade mark rights? A casual review of the USPTO shows that Donald T...
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    The Shape of Taxis to Come?
    Earlier this year, Arnold J handed down his decision on the trade mark infringement and passing off action brought by The London Taxi Corporation (“LTC”) and Frazer Nash Research Limited (“FN”) in
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    IP and tax – The Bottom Line
    This evening's Radio 4 The Bottom Line business show addressed the topic of tax avoidance and included an interesting discussion of Intellectual Property and the complexities and opportunities it...
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    Zombie Brands – at the ITMA Spring Conference
    Carrie Bradley will be attending and speaking at the ITMA (The Institute of Trade ...
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