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Intellectual property (IP) lawyers at Walker Morris have achieved success in a recent high-profile music dispute involving 1970s rock band Wishbone Ash.
Walker Morris has teamed up with Bloom to run a series of breakfast seminars to discuss the issues and opportunities surrounding the management of brands in a digital age.
Alan Harper explains the general rules in relation to the ownership of the main types of intellectual property.
Protected food name status is awarded by the European Commission. The relevant EU legislation has been around since 1993.
EPO decisions take precedence over national decisions where the two conflict.
A new customs regulation has come into effect that strengthens the powers of customs officials to detain suspected counterfeit and pirated goods at EU borders.
The advent of the patent box — which came into effect last April but has so far had a low profile — should prompt a re-think.
Trademark toolbox: colours download
Colours can be registered as trademarks. For example, Heinz has successfully registered the turquoise colour used on its baked-bean tins.
Businesses need to be bear in mind that the Tour de France’s intellectual property rights are likely to be zealously protected.
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has ruled that a UK registered design for a beer glass was valid and infringed by the defendants’ glass.
Generic top-level domains appear to the right of the dot in a domain name. Historically, there were only a limited number available, with ‘.com’ being the most common.
The Intellectual Property Bill has been working its way through Parliament throughout the summer and autumn and is likely to be enacted in 2014.
The change of name to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court makes sense. This court deals with intellectual property cases of all kinds, not simply patent cases.
The Intellectual Property Bill was introduced in May 2013 and should become law in 2014.
Alan Harper of Walker Morris explains the general rules in relation to the ownership of the main types of IP.
Lawyers at Walker Morris have achieved a successful outcome in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court for Andy Powell from rock band Wishbone Ash.
The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a new ‘fast-track’ trademark opposition procedure. The new procedure came into effect on 1 October 2013.
As part of the government’s initiative to modernise the way we perceive and deal in copyright works in the UK, it recently released a beta version of the Copyright Hub.
Pharmaceuticals company Lundbeck has been the subject of two important decisions in recent weeks.
A decision of the General Court has confirmed the significant protection that will be afforded to national and international emblems.