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Month: August 2018

Notice of Threatened Opposition TM7A

What Should You Do If You Receive A TM7A Notice of Threatened Opposition?

A TM7A Notice of Threatened Opposition sounds scary. However, the worst thing you can do if you get one is panic. This article tells you a bit more about TM7As, the process behind them, and what you can do if you receive one. Once a trade mark has been accepted by the Intellectual Property Office […]

August 28, 2018 Rachael
Trade mark genericide

How To Avoid Trade Mark Genericide

Trade mark genericide is real. It happens when a brand’s trade mark is used in the wrong way. Over time, its value dwindles, as it is no longer seen as the distinctive trade mark it once was. Examples are SELLOTAPE, HOOVER, and PORTAKABIN. Before we go into trade mark genericide in more detail, let’s recap […]

August 14, 2018 Rachael