Intellectual property news and updates

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.

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.

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.

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.

Supreme Court confirm that selling 'grey market' goods can be a criminal offence

The Supreme Court has confirmed that grey market goods fall under section 92 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 and therefore sellers may face criminal liability

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