Why Failure Can Be The Path To Success

Simon Webster | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Webster

September marks the date that the aptly named Museum of Failure closes. It displayed more than 70 products and services from around the world. They included those from well-known brands such as a Harley-Davidson perfume, Bic for Her, the Apple Newton, Google Glass, and Kodak Digital Cameras.

The AI Intellectual Property Debate

Simon Webster | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Webster

AI remains an area where there is frenetic IP activity. To date this has largely been based around protecting AI systems or applications. But, in a future where machines are deployed to create complex products, the question of IP ownership could become clouded. AI helps solve complex issues simply and elegantly; legal ownership on the other hand may not be quite so simple.

Kylie v Kylie - The View From An IP Lawyer

Wayne Beynon | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Wayne Beynon

In the Summer of 2015, Kylie Jenner moved to register the trademark 'Kylie' with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for advertising and endors...

Betting on Blue

Lewis Worrow | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Worrow

It is now more important than ever to pay attention to the key details, all too often we overlook the obvious. What is key to understand is that colour is one of the most important parts in what makes up our experience and if an individual or business can refine their understanding of the subject then they can build a very successful brand.

Sky Call Up Skype on Trademark Dispute

Wayne Beynon | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Earlier this month the European General Court upheld a ruling in Sky's favour, deeming that Sky and Skype's respective brand names sounded too similar and may lead to 'customer confusion'. This is the latest in a 10 year legal battle over Skype's right to have the word 'Sky' within their name.

Belgian Guy Trying To Trademark 'Je Suis Charlie' Has Second Thoughts

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

A Belgian businessman has been accused of trying to "trademark tragedy" after he applied to register the 'Je Suis Charlie' slogan which has become the...

Starbucks Accused Of 'Ripping Off' New Food Craze 'Duffins'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

Starbucks has been forced to admit that its new "duffin", a doughnut-muffin combination, was not an original creation despite the coffee chain's suppl...

Charlie Thomas

Hello! Lawyers Force New Magazine To Change Logo | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

It's a David and Goliath battle of the glossy magazine world - Lifestyle glossy Hello! magazine has forced a young rival to change its logo after enga...

Is Pussy Riot Big Enough to Lay Claim to Its Own Name?

Ilya Kazi | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Tech
Ilya Kazi

The story should act as a stark warning to those hungry for fame. Anyone eagerly queuing up for 'talent show' auditions or bands gigging furiously, determined to be the 'next big thing', would do well to remember that the right to use and commercially exploit their name cannot always be guaranteed.

Charlie Thomas

KitKat's Four-Fingered Shape Is Protected After Nestle Wins Its Latest Battle | Charlie Thomas | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

Nestle has won the latest stage in a long-running battle to safeguard the look and feel of the humble KitKat from wannabes. Nestle registered the s...

Charlie Thomas

Trade Mark Wars: Other Bands Which Have Fought Over The Right To Their Band Name | Charlie Thomas | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Russian punk band Pussy Riot is facing international challenges for the right to use its name on merchandise, consumer goods or musical devices and re...

Charlie Thomas

EXCLUSIVE: Pussy Riot Faces Fight For Trademark In The UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Russian punk band Pussy Riot has less than three months to contest a trademark application which would allow lingerie, beachwear and other clothing, a...

Can You Be Sued For Using A Catchphrase?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK

Tomorrow will see a trademark auction for the phrase "Man of the Match", following the OFS Group, the phrase's current owners, decision to sell up. ...

The Great Olympic Con Trick

Steve Davies | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Sport
Steve Davies

Well there is no beating around the bush now I have started with that headline. How did we end up here?