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Trademark Infringement Trial of Amazon Over Search Results
July 10, 2015

Recently, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit reinstated a case filed by Multi Time Machine against Amazon over trade mark infringement and published its opinion last week.  This opinion...

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β€˜iWatch’ Trade Mark – Apple In Multimillion Trademark Dispute
July 20, 2015

In April this year Apple released their newest product – the Apple Watch. Only a few months after the release date a petition was filed in a Milan court accusing Apple of violating the iWatch trade mark. You may recall that...

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Famous Marks – Trade Mark Classifications
July 24, 2015

Whilst the classification rules apply to the majority of trademarks, famous marks operate under slightly different rules. A famous mark has a much broader scope of protection than an ordinary mark. This is due to its widespread...

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Is Copyright Worth More Than Patents? – Latest Development On Oracle v. Google
July 27, 2015

Oracle has demonstrated that copyright can be a highly valuable and strategic intellectual property asset worth more than some patents. In Shireen Smith’s earlier postAre APIs Protected By Copyright? – Google v...

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Intellectual Property Reforms Prove Successful – From Zero To Hero
July 31, 2015

An independent report commissioned by the IPO entitled Evaluation of the Reforms of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court 2010-2013 was published very recently examining the effect of the recent reforms in the...

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Usernames On Social Media – The Power Of Trademarks
August 3, 2015

If you have trademarked your brand name, it can be disconcerting to find that someone else beat you to it and registered it on a social media site.

The latest dispute to erupt on this question involves Instagram where Kalamazoo...

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Patent Registration – Does It Lead To Greater Innovation?
August 10, 2015

Patent registration is the first form of IP many businesses want to explore when they have an idea for something new. A patent is defined in the dictionary as a sole right to make, use or sell an invention...

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Google vs BMW – Trademark Dispute Over Google’s Choice of Alphabet Name?
August 13, 2015

A Trademark Dispute may be about to erupt over Google’s recent choice of name for its new holding company, Alphabet.

Not long after our blog post “iWatch Trade Mark – Apple In Multimillion Trade Mark...

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Trademarks In China – How Difficult Is It To Protect Intellectual Property?
August 20, 2015

Trademarks in China are among the many difficult challenges for businesses operating internationally. Chinese intellectual property legislation has been notoriously difficult for Western companies to deal with as we...

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Copyright Infringement Is Claimed By Hacked Dating Service Ashley Madison
August 24, 2015

Copyright infringement is allegedly the basis on which dating service Ashley Madison is trying to prevent the spreading of its stolen member database.

Last week, more than 33 million records of Ashley Madison users, containing...

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Trademark Search – Minimizing The Dangers Of Having Similar Names To Your Competitors
August 26, 2015

Trademark search is designed to help minimize the dangers of choosing names for your business, brand, product, or service, which are similar to those of your competitors and which might land you in an expensive intellectual...

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Online Selling And Your Obligations To The Consumer
August 28, 2015

Online selling entails certain obligations to the consumer. Online sellers, whether of goods or services, have responsibilities towards the buyer. Being aware of these obligations ensures that you are complying with...

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