Intellectual property news and updates

The Internet of Things: Protecting Your IP in the Next Tech Revolution

We consider how intellectual property can be protected in the next digital revolution of technology.

Japan and India Join Designview

From 19th January 2018, India has made its design data available within Designview following on from Japan joining on the 4th January.

Celebrity names increasingly protected as trade marks

Sean Connery has recently trademarked his own name in a move that has become increasingly popular among celebrities. We consider what the benefits are.

Changes to UK Patent Fees

The official fees for UK patents and applications are increasing from 6th April 2018.

Success for Sony in defending Vita

The European Union Intellectual Property Office’s decision to revoke Sony’s European Union trade mark “Vita” has been reversed by the General Court.

Brexit Update

We provide an update on the current situation regarding the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and what effect this will have in relation to intellectual property rights.

Riding on the Coke-tails of a trade mark’s success

We examine Coca-Cola's successful opposition against an EU trade mark which allegedly mimics the stylistic ‘tail’ which appears in their famous trade mark.

Two of Wilson Gunn’s trade mark team score top marks

Congratulations to Chris Smith and Kerry Allen who have received awards from CITMA for their achievements on their respective trade mark qualification courses.

Red Bull brought back down to earth with colour trade mark loss

The EU General Court rejected Red Bull's appeal to trade mark the combination of the colours blue and silver that appear on their packaging.

The London Taxi Company: Another Lesson in Distinctiveness and 3-D Shape Marks

In early November 2017, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision that the classic black cab 3-D shape could not be registered as a trade mark.

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