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Drink and drive combined as billionaire Elon Musk announces ‘Teslaquila’ liquor brand

Written by Sena Tokel on 19 October 2018

American car company Tesla officially filed an application with US Patent and Trademark Office to trademark ‘Teslaquila’ on October 15th. CEO Elon Musk joked on Instagram as part of an April Fool’s last year about releasing a Tesla-themed tequila brand due to Tesla going bankrupt, however what was once a joke has now become reality and a new venture for the entrepreneur.
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Who owns the copyright in my software?

Written by Samuel O'Toole on 17 October 2018

The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 Act provides that generally speaking, the author of the work is the first owner of the copyright in the software.
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Confused with the likelihood of confusion?

Written by Samuel O'Toole on 10 October 2018

A “likelihood of confusion on the part of the public” is a requirement for both a section 5(2) trade mark opposition and a section 10(2) trade mark infringement action.
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Dragons Den Episode 3

Written by Mark Reed on 09 October 2018

Week 3 in the Den and there was a food theme that certainly turned up the heat when the dragons fired up to the entrepreneurs.
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Blockchain is on the bill in US

Written by Mark Reed on 04 October 2018

Is the Blockchain Promotion Act 2018 a pipe dream or becoming reality. The US House of Representative have had a proposed bill on blockchain.
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Victory Leaves A Sweet Taste in the Mouth for Haribo

Written by Leanne Davies on 03 October 2018

The company Trade Group Europe has had its Trademark application stopped in its tracks by sweet giant Haribo, who were concerned that the figurative trademark sought after would cause confusion with the already registered Danish trademark belonging to Haribo.
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No Deal Brexit Breakdown: Copyright

Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 02 October 2018

With Brexit looming and the potential of a No Deal Brexit very real, it is important to sit up, take note and take action in respect of your IP.
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