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Trademark Law Blogs & News from Trademark Lawyers, Trademark Attorneys, law firms, students and experts in this area (UK, US and beyond).

In the UK, trade mark law gives protection for the use of UK trade marks. For business purposes, trade marks (known as ‘trademarks’ in the US) provide businesses or products an identity that can’t be copied or imitated by competitors.

Trade marks can exist in many forms, such as names, phrases, logos, designs, images, sounds, signatures, shapes and more, and indeed as combinations of these.

Governed by the Trade Marks Act 1994 in the UK, trade marks can be registered through the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO). If the UKPO grants the registration of the trade mark, the trade mark owner is granted various exclusive rights, particularly that of preventing the unauthorised use of the mark on identical or similar products.

For further reading, including discussion of the history behind trade marks, dating back to Roman swords, see Wikipedia here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark.

If looking to register a trade mark or otherwise protect or enforce your IP, contact a trade mark attorney or IP lawyer. The following legal blogs (blawgs) below also provide useful information regarding trade mark (trademark) protection and enforcement globally.

Trademark Rights In A #HashTag

by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. on March 12, 2016

Trademark law update regarding hashtags based on US IP law. By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., The Jacobson Firm, P.C. As social media and digital marketing and promotions continue to dominate the business world, there is an increased importance on unique branded promotional campaigns. In today’s world, dominated by social media, one new key brand development […]

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The Key Facts about Trademarks

by Donnareflect on July 23, 2014

It’s thought that more than half of small businesses in the UK are failing to protect their intellectual property in an adequate way. Without intellectual property such as logos and company names being registered, rival companies can easily use them to make money – and their victims may find that they have no legal comeback. […]

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In applying for a trademark registration, there are certain factors that can spell rejection or approval. Based on the Chinese trademark law, qualified elements for trademark registration are, any visual symbols able to identify the products and services of a legal person or company from others within the market. These symbols include words, letters, figures […]

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Recent Notable Trademark Cases in the U.S.

by JRO on October 16, 2013

Trademarks are an important piece of intellectual property for businesses. According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Washington, D.C., a trademark is defined as, ” …a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.” […]

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A Swedish brewery has, according to The Drinks Business, lost a legal battle against the owners of the Jagermeister brand after it was alleged that the name of one of their drinks was too similar to the well-known brand. Mr Magnus Jensen filed an application to register his new beer “Jagarol After Hunt” as registered […]

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Gareth Bale has, according to The Huffington Post, had his “trademark” heart celebration approved by the Intellectual Property Office as a registered trademark. Bale, a star winger for Tottenham and Wales, registered the trademark below with the Intellectual Property Office earlier this year in a bid to capitalise on his commercial appeal and consequent commercial […]

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Registering Your Online Business

by Donnareflect on August 9, 2013

Registering your new business online is essential if you are to protect it and stop others from using things like your trademark. Many people have been put off by the idea of registration, assuming that the process is extremely complex and wondering if it is a necessity after all. Once you have decided to trade […]

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Below are ten of the last month’s best intellectual property law blogs and news posts from around the web:- A Collection of Copyright Carry Ons with the CopyKat (The 1709 Blog) The 1709 Blog offers a whistle-stop tour from around the world of copyright over the last month. From copyright reform in China to dentists […]

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Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill has trademarked the term ‘breastaurant’, which is the serving of hot food by curvy women. This may cause upset to competitors such as Hooters, as they cannot use the term, if they do then Bikinis can take legal action against them. ‘Breastaurant’ The restaurant owner, Doug Guller released a press […]

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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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