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  • ‘Eye’ demand that you rebrand!
    The iconic LONDON EYE isn’t just a giant ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames, it is also a UK and EU r...
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    Brew-swayed Shoes: BrewDog v Elvis Presley
    The two founders of craft beer company BrewDog have both changed their first names to 'Elvis' after receiving a legal letter from Elvis Presley’s estate. The cease and desist letter was sent in response to BrewDog’s retail of ‘Elvis Juice’ beer, which the estate claimed infringed Presley...
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    UK publishers appeal decision in Delhi University copyright case
    A long-running battle between a group of UK academic publishers and a photocopy shop based on the Delhi University campus looks set to continue as the publishers have filed an appeal against the decision of the Delhi High Court. The case started in 2012, when the publishers obtained an interi...
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    Brunei Darussalam Joins the Madrid System
    Brunei Darussalam has become the 98th jurisdiction to join the Madrid System (see here). The Madrid Protocol will come into force in Brunei Darussalam on 6 January 2017.   This is welcome news for brand own...
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    Apple’s (trade mark) Crumble
    Apple Inc.’s recent trade mark application for IWATCH recently took two hits at the UK Trade Mark Registry. Firstly, the Swiss watchmaker Swatch succeeded in opposing Apple’s trade mark application for the mark IWATCH in the UK (see the decision of Allan James
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    On Tesco and Unilever
    Those with an interest in brands in the UK may have noted the news (see BBC here) of the discussions between the supermarket Tesco and household product giant Unilever. What this show us again is the power a brand name can...
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    Trade marking ®oyalty
    Whilst the stories involving the Royal family often make the news it is quite rare (as noted here regarding SHOULD’VE) for the mere fact of a UK trade mark registration to make the mainstream news.  However, last...
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    ORAN tries for more – Case note on Oran Pre-Cast Ltd v Oranmore Precast Ltd
    The recent UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) trade mark infringement case of Oran Pre-Cast Ltd v Oranmore Precast Ltd provides a useful warning for practitioners in respect of settlement...
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    In an article for the Kluwer Trademark Blog, Julius Stobbs looks at the recent Appointed Person decision finding t...
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    Coolest of the cool
    CoolBrands has recently released its Official top 20 list of the coolest brands in Britain. The full report may be found here.   Every year, an Expert Council of 36 influential individuals is convened and a shor...
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