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Changes to trademark legislation planned for 2016

There are some major changes planned for trade mark law in the European Union in 2016 – the biggest since the 1989 Trade Marks Directive and the 1994 Community Trade Mark Regulation. The ultimate aim of these changes is to lower costs, boost speed and give more legal predictability and certainty to businesses filing trademark […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|blog|0 Comments

Looking back at a famous trademark dispute: what you can learn from it

It is a basic and fundamental stipulation in UK trade mark law that, for successfully filing trade mark applications, the symbols in question have to be unique. But how high exactly is the bar set for uniqueness? The answer to this question is made clearer by a recent legal clash between chocolate makers Nestlé and […]

By |October 26th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

How to pre-emptively avoid a trademark dispute

Many companies have found themselves embroiled in trademark disputes due to no real fault of their own. Even if your trademark is similar to an unregistered one, you may still find yourself in trouble. The main function of a trademark is to act as a badge of origin distinctive enough to stop two or more […]

By |July 15th, 2015|blog|0 Comments