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FIVE MYTHS ABOUT TRADE MARKS AND THE TRUTHFUL ANSWERS

This article summarises the five main myths (and the truthful answers) that we commonly hear when discussing trade mark protection with business owners.

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October 31, 2016 Rachael
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FIVE THINGS THE BEST TRADE MARK ATTORNEYS DO

Have you ever been annoyed with a supplier because you didn’t get what you thought you were asking for
Have you ever changed suppliers because you felt they didn’t hear you?

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October 17, 2016 Rachael

WHY DOES IT TAKE SUCH A LONG TIME TO REGISTER MY TRADE MARK?

Consumers are used to immediacy, and we are frequently asked why it takes such a long time to get a trade mark registered. In truth, it doesn’t take a long time at all, especially when you take a look at the process.

UK applications are filed at the Intellectual Property Office (“IPO”), and it is possible to gain registration in as little as three to four months. This sort of timescale assumes either that no objections have been raised by the IPO or third parties, or that where there have been objections, these have been dealt with straight away. A more general timescale is six months. We can see why this length of time is typical, by taking a look at the process through to registration.

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October 10, 2016 Rachael
Watch out! Is a competitor about to register your trade mark?

Watch out! Is a competitor about to register your trade mark?

Registering your trade mark is not the end of the road. A well thought out programme of enforcement will ensure that your rights are not diluted over time. It’s vital to look after your registered rights, or you may find that competitors come into the market with similar marks, diverting trade away from your business and losing you money.

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October 7, 2016 Rachael

Ward Trade Marks Expands Team

As the year anniversary of the re-brand of Cambridge-based Ward Trade Marks approaches, business is continuing to flood in at a remarkable rate. To meet the demanding needs of an ever-increasing flow of work, the team has adjusted in size with the appointment of a new office manager. Ward is delighted to welcome Sarah Jarvis into this role.

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October 5, 2016 Rachael