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No to Niagra

Written by Michael Coyle on 30 April 2016

The proposed EU trade mark NIAGRA via the International registration system was rejected on absolute grounds Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009).
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How much!

Written by Michael Coyle on 29 April 2016

Paying designers thousands upon thousands for a logo....mmmmm someone should have told Nike....
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Copyright Orphan Works

Written by Thomas Mould on 29 April 2016

Orphan works are creative works or performances that are subject to copyright for which the rights holders are unknown or cannot be found. The UKIPO is working hard to find owners or to licence the works to others.
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Protect your design

Written by Michael Coyle on 28 April 2016

Lawdit today has launched its new website protectyourdesign.com All members have one year to use it free of charge and thereafter membership fees start from £50.00 for up to 50 designs Http://www.protectyourdesign.com
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UK IPO reveals three-year corporate plan

Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 21 April 2016

Today, the UK Intellectual Property Office has revealed their corporate plan for the next three years. This outlines their key objectives and goals for growth and expansion.
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Ten years for copyright infringement

Written by Michael Coyle on 21 April 2016

The consultation period has ended https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/517528/Government_Consultation_Response_Criminal_Sanctions_-_Accessi....pdf and now the government plans to increase sentencing powers.
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Developing your business

Written by Michael Coyle on 21 April 2016

In an ever changing market there is always a need to continually develop your business to ensure you stay relevant.
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Injunction to remain

Written by Michael Coyle on 21 April 2016

The supreme court today has reserved its decision on whether or not to lift a temporary privacy injunction preventing identification of a celebrity and a sex story.
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Counterfeit and pirated goods in 2013

Written by Sam O'Toole on 21 April 2016

A stark reminder by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development and the European Union Intellectual Property Office in a recently released report.
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BMW trade mark success in IPEC

Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 21 April 2016

BMW, the motoring giant brought action against a business who were claiming to have been an authorised BMW repair centre. They issued a claim for trade mark infringement of a number of their registered marks as well as a claim for passing off.
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