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Should I patent my invention?

Some handy hints for Tech Start-Ups and others. The great writer Charles Dickens covered almost every aspect of life including the patent process in his reprinted piece ‘A Poor Man’s Tale of a Patent’. In this short story Dickens tells the tale of John who travels from Birmingham to lodge in London and file his…

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A fruity copyright tale

What has copyright got to do with a banana costume? Every now and then an intellectual property story comes along that so grabs your attention that for a brief moment your mind completely forgets about the B word (yes Brexit). Today it was news that the copyright claim made by Rasta Imposta Costumes against Kangaroo…

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This little piggy went …

Wee wee wee … all the way to the General Court of the European Union. In 2016, the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) found that the Peppa Pig logo and the Tobbia logo (both below) were not confusingly similar trade marks and, therefore, that the Tobbia trade mark should not be cancelled on the basis…

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Eye catching trade mark for Chiara Ferragni is not confusingly similar to Chiara trade mark

The Queen bee of influencers, Chiara Ferragni, and her business partners have prevailed in overturning the European Intellectual Property Office’s (EUIPO) decision that their application to register the mark: (“the Chiara Eye mark”) was confusingly similar to a Benelux trade mark for the word “Chiara” for goods in class 25 (which covers clothing, footwear and…