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Brexit trade mark opposition

UKIPO Rejects Brexit (sometimes)

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 another very interesting UK IPO case where the applicant applied to register Brexit as a word mark in class 32 for […]

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June 12, 2018 Bill

Masterchef Trade Mark Opposition – Cooking Doesn’t Get Any Tougher

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 another UK IPO case where Shine TV, owners of the well known MASTERCHEF trade mark opposed an application for Mister […]

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June 1, 2018 Bill
cosmetics brand

Three Essential Steps To Prevent Your Next Cosmetics Brand Being A Financial Disaster

Your cosmetics brand is ready for launch. After months of planning, researching, and testing, everything has come together. What’s more, inspiration has struck you and you’ve thought of a great name for your new product. There are three essential steps that your trade mark attorney will recommend you take before your product is launched to […]

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March 14, 2018 Rachael
similar trade marks Duracell vs Powercell

The Bunny Strikes Back – The Power Of Registering Your ‘Get Up’ As A Trade Mark

Our guest blogger 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 another recent case before the UK IPO where the owner of a get-up mark with a reputation […]

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February 7, 2018 Rachael
Lookalike branding

Ariel Uses Its Trade Mark Reputation To Clean Up

Our guest blogger 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 tackles the knotty problem of lookalike products, a perennial issue for many brand owners: Lookalike branding is an […]

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January 22, 2018 Rachael
Trade mark revocation

Use it or lose it: a cautionary tale about coffee trade marks

Here at Ward Trade Marks we are happy to introduce our guest blog by Dr. Stephen James. Stephen is a past president of CITMA, and a leading practitioner with almost 40 years’ experience in UK and EU trade mark law. Under European (and the UK) trade mark law, trade mark revocation may occur if there […]

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December 7, 2017 Bill
beer branding

Want to stand out in a crowded market?

Protecting your trade mark through registration is a great place to start. Rachael Ward of Ward Trade Marks would like to share three insider secrets as to how you can use Intellectual Property to make your beer brand a great success for a relatively small investment.

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July 27, 2016 Rachael