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Going Global 2016
Picture: Nick Bennett taking to visitors on the first day of Going Global. After an interesting first day at Going Global,
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F1 team Manor Racing given penalty stop
Manor Racing is currently competing in the 2016 season of the F1 World Championship. The team previously raced under the
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Going Global – 11-12 May 2016
Cleveland IP will be exhibiting at the Going Global exhibition on 11 and 12 May 2016 at ExCel London. We
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UK Limitation on Copyright for Manufactured Items Repealed
Section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) contains an exception, which previously limited copyright protection
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Google Books wins copyright case at the US Supreme Court
The long-running US legal dispute over whether Google Books infringes copyright is over, with a final decision in Google’s favour
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OHIM renamed European Union Intellectual Property Office
As part of a package of reforms of EU trade mark law, OHIM (also known as the CTM Office) has
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Article 28(8) Declarations: Do you own a CTM filed before 22 June 2012? Does its specification include an entire Nice
Trade mark registrations do not provide blanket protection for all goods/services, only the goods/services listed in the specification. The interpretation
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Fast Track Patent Prosecution at the EPO
Fast Track Patent Prosecution at the EPO Patent applicants are sometimes frustrated by the time it can take the European
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The Glee Club Wins but What About Series Trade Marks?
The English owner of THE GLEE CLUB trade mark achieves victory against Twentieth Century Fox – but significant questions of
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Brexit: its impact on trade marks in the UK
David Cameron’s attempt to renegotiate a new settlement between Britain and the other 27 countries of the EU is a
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Success at Southern Manufacturing!
Tom Faulkner and Nick Bennett have just completed an excellent three days attending the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition at
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High Court Ruling on Nestle’s Four Finger Chocolate Bar Shape – Not Registrable As A Trade Mark
The High Court of England and Wales has just rejected Nestle’s appeal against the Registrar of Trade Mark’s decision to
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EU Trade Mark Law Reform
The Community Trade Mark Amending Regulation was published in December and will enter into force on 23 March 2016. This
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CJEU rules on when reputation in the EU can be enforced
The Court of Justice of European Union (CJEU) in case C-125/14 Iron & Smith Kft. v Unilever NV has clarified
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Time Zones in Patent Validity
An invention is considered to be new if it has not been made available to the public before the date
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