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Month: October 2018

Ward Trade Marks Exhibits at Peterborough B2B 2018

Ward Trade Marks is excited to be exhibiting at this year’s Peterborough B2B Exhibition. If you were ever going to take a day out of the office to focus on your intellectual property needs, make some new contacts and start conversations that could result in new business opportunities, this event should definitely be it. The […]

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October 26, 2018 Bill
Company Names Tribunal

What Is The Company Names Tribunal?

The Company Names Tribunal (CNT) deals with: “Complaints about cases where a company name is registered for the primary purpose of preventing someone else with legitimate interest from registering it or demanding payment from them to release it.” (Source: gov.uk) Established on 1 October 2008, brand owners can now protect their trade marks from the registration […]

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October 25, 2018 Rachael

Cactus of Peace: A Potted Plant or a Potty Decision?

Dr Stephen James writes again for Ward Trade Marks. Stephen is a past president of CITMA, and a leading practitioner with almost 40 years’ experience in UK and EU trade mark law. This time he reviews CJEU and General Court judgements on the CACTUS OF PEACE case which raises a prickly issue in more ways than […]

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October 24, 2018 Rachael
Trade mark classes

How Do I Decide Which Classes To Register My Trade Mark In?

Deciding on which classes to register your trade mark in is not as easy as you might think. The current Trade Marks Act came into force on 31st October 1994. Since then, applicants have been able to file an application covering more than one class of goods/services. Commonly known as ‘multi-class applications’, they are a useful […]

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October 16, 2018 Rachael