Italian fashion house, Valentino, soared to new heights of success following the launch of its Rockstud accessories in 2010. Valentino’s…Read More
Silencing the counterfeiters – are face masks their new target?
For many, whilst COVID remains an issue, wearing a face mask at some point during day-to-day life has quickly become…Read More
Merck-y waters? Court rules US online retailer without sales in the UK still infringes trade mark
Background In the recent case Merck v Merck the High Court considered issues remitted by the Court of Appeal in…Read More
Navigating actions before UK & EU IPO post Brexit
The impact of Brexit on trade marks and designs will be apparent from 1st January 2021. In the second episode…Read More
100 days until Brexit transition ends. What next for EU & UK trade marks?
Today marks 100 days until the Brexit transition period ends. Barker Brettell has been working hard behind the scenes to…Read More
Owning it: why SMEs must invest in trade mark protection
Understanding the business drivers SMEs face and addressing their concerns is fundamental to us as Intellectual Property (IP) professionals. And…Read More
Intellectual Property: the lifeblood of SMEs
Much has been written about why a startup company should invest in Intellectual Property (IP), or why it is vital…Read More
Locally grown, globally consumed: why a PDO is an international advantage.
Under the European Union (EU) protected food name scheme, there are three types of protection marks you can apply for:…Read More
Brand transplants: breathing new life into business
All momentous historical events have had an impact on the way society lives and works. From a branding perspective, the…Read More
Ready to shake up the cosmetics industry? Just make sure your invention actually belongs to you.
Employees in the cosmetics sector often work in highly creative environments where innovation is encouraged and nurtured. For many, their…Read More
Another positive step forward for brand owners seeking to enforce their rights in China
Background The Chinese Supreme People’s Court has issued a decision which brings to an end a four year long battle…Read More
Catherine Wiseman: team work, clarity of vision and the determination to succeed.
The coronavirus pandemic, Brexit, or a dip in global business confidence seems to be having little impact on Barker Brettell’s…Read More