Intellectual property news and updates

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.

Autumn Budget 2017

We take a look at some of the announcements made in the Autumn Budget 2017 that are likely to have an impact on innovation and intellectual property.

Wilson Gunn partner to speak at Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival

Ben Appleton is delivering an intellectual property seminar entitled 'Your Business, Your Intellectual Property, Your Future' on the 27th November.

The effect of Brexit on geographical indications

The European Commission has suggested that the UK needs to legislate to recognise the protection of food products labelled with the EU’s geographical indications (GIs) as a result of Brexit.

European patents extended to Tunisia

Tunisia will become a validation state of the European Patent Convention from 1st December 2017

Indonesia becomes 100th member state to join the Madrid Protocol

We detail the changes this will have on Indonesian brand owners and foreign enterprises looking to cover Indonesia as part of their international registrations.

Making your mark with UK registered designs

From 1 October 2017, owners of UK registered designs are now able to mark their products with a web link with the same protection given as the term 'registered'.

Wilson Gunn successfully maintain status in Legal 500 Rankings

Wilson Gunn has maintained its position as a leading patent and trade mark firm in The Legal 500 2017 national rankings.

Velcro begs consumers ‘Don’t say Velcro’

Velcro Companies has released a music video which aims to educate the public on the proper use of their VELCRO® trade mark.

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