GDPR

GDPR begins to bite

It has been a little over a year since the General Data Protection Regulations came into force, imposing extensive privacy and data protection requirements and raising penalties for non-compliance to a maximum of 4% of annual worldwide turnover or €20 million, whichever is greater. It has been quiet for a while since the introduction of…

Okurrr

Not Okurrr!

Following on from our previous blog about Cardi B’s trade mark registration of “okurrr,” we now have the results and it’s not good for Cardi. The application to trade mark her catchphrase “okurrr” has been turned down by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The benefits of having a catchphrase registered as a trade mark…

Art

Art Law

As an artist, it may seem like a daunting task to seek to make a living from your creative work. One critical step on the way to becoming a commercially successful artist is ensuring that your Intellectual Property is adequately protected. This will not only allow you to commercially exploit your art through the sale…

brand identity

Three stripes and you’re out!

We can all sympathise with a company trying to protect its brand identity, indeed this is exactly why we have a trade mark registration system. However, this system does have limits and every-so-often those limits are tested rather extensively. This is particularly true of the recent saga with an EU trade mark held by adidas……