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Scottish Tradition in Trade Marks

by Peter Galloway on January 12, 2013

Scotland’s strong brands spring from early international demand for this country’s premium quality products.  The need for a trade mark to identify the source and protect goodwill is multiplied when goods are shipped abroad and the consumer must rely on the middleman.  The Scottish Parliamentary Act of 1487 The Binde of Salmond, and the Measure […]

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Google avoids legal battle

by Leannereflect on January 11, 2013

Google has avoided a legal battle with U.S. regulators, who were accusing Google of misusing patents to obstruct smartphone competitors as well as agreeing to change some of their business practices. The Federal Trade Commission voted 5-0 in advantage to Google to close the investigation into whether Google twisted its search results, but Google stated […]


Beyoncé and Jay-Z have recently tried to trademark their daughter, Blue Ivy’s name, however it appears a wedding planner is already using the name and has been trading under the name since 2009. Even though someone else is using the name, the couple is still going ahead with trademarking the name.  They wish to use […]


Apple patent iPad shape

by Leannereflect on November 14, 2012

The recent battle between Apple and Samsung with the intellectual property of the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S has led to Apple claiming the rights to the iPad shape. Apple have patented the rectangle with rounded corners, this was accepted by the US patent and Trademark Office last week, this is after claims that Apple […]


Many people don’t realize that intellectual property is often far more valuable than actual physical property. Intellectual property is something created by a certain person that is unique and has the possibility of bringing them economic benefit. This ‘property’ doesn’t even have to be touchable; it can be something as intangible as a trade secret […]


Welcome to Intellectual Property Blawg

by WardblawG on April 24, 2011

Welcome to Intellectual Property Blawg, a legal news blog on intellectual propery law for IP lawyers, the general public and potential clients of intellectual property solicitors. A complex area of law requiring expert advice from solicitors, intellectual property law is the law governing intellectual property rights, including patents, copyright, trade marks and design rights. Together, […]