The British Brands Group has commissioned three reports to look into relevance of packaging and the role it plays in…Read More
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Generic top level domain names – an update
At present, there are 22 generic Top Level Domain names (gTLDs) including .com, .org and .net. However, with ICANN’s new…Read More
The Patents County Court – an overview
The Patents County Court (PCC) was set up in 1990 in response to concerns that the UK High Court was…Read More
Nominet launches consultation on new .uk domain names
Nominet is a public purpose internet company which has been running the .uk country code Top Level Domain name registry…Read More
Unsolicited reminders about renewal of IP rights
We have recently become aware of organisations that are sending out unsolicited reminders about renewal of IP rights. They cover…Read More
Barker Brettell goes pink!
For the second year we participated in the Pink Friday campaign to show our support for Breast Cancer Care. This…Read More
New funding available for university/industry collaborations
The Fast Forward competition run by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) is open for entries again. Now in…Read More
Patents County Court update: small claims track effective October 2012
The Patents County Court (PCC) has introduced a small claims track, for claims under £5,000, which can be used for…Read More
Second shout pays off for Outburst
Case in Point: T-214/08 Judgement of the General Court, Fifth Chamber, 28 March 2012 Court of Justice of the European…Read More
Case in Point: O/075/12, Pepsico Inc v Osotspa Co. Ltd Appointed Person, Anna Carboni, 20 February 2012 Are cola flavoured…Read More
New countries to join the Madrid Protocol
The Madrid Protocol system provides for the international registration of trade marks by way of one application that can cover…Read More
What constitutes genuine use of a Community trade mark?
The Attorney General (AG) of the European Court of Justice has issued her opinion in relation to Leno Merken v…Read More