Trade mark transactions and management

Trade mark transactions and management guidance:

Absolute and relative grounds A trade mark’s essential function is to be a badge of origin. It distinguishes the goods and services of one undertaking from those of other...

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This practice note describes briefly different types of social media services and websites and explains the key risks associated with social media for organisations,...

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The registration of a trade mark gives the owner the exclusive right to prevent others from using that mark without their consent. It is important that any...

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This Practice Note examines the likely impact of Brexit on IP rights. It deals with key issues that may affect the owners of trade marks, design rights, copyright and...

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Law and guidance on BPR 2008 This Practice Note summarises the law, guidance and practice relating to the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008...

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Character merchandising is the practice of licensing the name or likeness of a (usually fictitious) character for use in the marketing of goods or services. In theory,...

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What are collective trade marks and certification trade marks? As with a traditional trade mark, the purpose of a certification or collective mark is to provide consumers...

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Typefaces are a key component of a brand identity, using a unique typeface helps a business to distinguish itself from its competitors. Many businesses will select or...

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Many businesses wish to promote their goods or services by reference to those of a competitor to gain a commercial advantage. For example, a business may seek to...

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Lookalike products are by their nature difficult for brand owners to deal with. They are intended to mimic or call to mind a well-known or popular product...

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What is a trade mark licence? A ‘trade mark licence’ is a permission by the trade mark proprietor to do something which would otherwise be trade mark infringement. A...

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Applicable legislation EU trade marks (EUTMs) are governed by Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 (the EU Trade Mark Regulation) (which consolidates the amendments made to...

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What is an EU trade mark and why register one? An EU trade mark (EUTM) registration is a single trade mark covering all EU Member States. An EUTM is obtained by means of...

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Click here to download the latest Right of publicity 2019 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in...

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Click here to download the latest Trademarks 2018 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in this...

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Click here to download the latest Trademarks report 2020, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in this...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to intellectual property (IP) law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to IP as a practice area. This...

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The adoption of the Internet as a commercial medium has fundamentally changed the economics of the retail industry. In order to compete with leaner online-only...

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The luxury goods sector Intellectual property (IP) rights are critical for all businesses to protect the development of new products and to create a brand in the market....

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This Practice Note compares patents, supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), trade secrets, copyright, database rights, design rights, trade marks and causes of...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to trade marks. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other...

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When parties collaborate on creative projects or research and development, complex questions arise about the ownership of any resulting intellectual property (IP). Joint...

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This Practice Note explains the manner in which intellectual property and other rights apply in the context of linking on the web, with specific regard to the perspective...

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This Practice Note summarises the international registration procedure, the 'Madrid System', which enables trade mark owners to register trade marks in a number of...

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This Practice Note provides strategic and practical advice on managing a trade mark portfolio that is aligned with a company’s overall business strategy, competitive...

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Opposition proceedings Once a trade mark has been accepted by the Registrar at the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), it is published in their online Trade Marks Journal...

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Introduction STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being reviewed in light of legislative amendments which will come into force in China on 1 November 2019. For more...

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Businesses often want to use marks which indicate the geographical origin of their products. In many circumstances, the geographical source of a particular type of...

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A trade mark is a badge of origin that identifies the goods and services of one undertaking from those of another. Trade marks can be both registered and unregistered....

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An intellectual property (IP) owner may choose to license its IP to a third party. This can be an effective route to generating revenue while maintaining ownership of...

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