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The Effect of Brexit on Trademarks

“Humiliation on a grand scale”. “The country in turmoil”. “An economic depression akin to the 1930s”. What a week it has been in British politics. On 11 December 2018, Parliamentarians will have a “meaningful vote” on both the Withdrawal Agreement and the outline for the future relationship between Brexit Britain and the European Union (EU). At the time of writing, it has been predicted Prime Minister, Theresa May’s proposed deal will be rejected, and given that the EU has stated it will not renegotiate, the country will be left with two stark choices – no deal or no Brexit.

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5 Keys to Trademark Data Quality

Trademark professionals are rightly concerned about data quality and its impact on their work product.  Data quality - accuracy, validity, completeness, consistency and timeliness - is an essential part of all major trademark management operations, including brand clearance, brand protection, docketing, licensing, data migration, M&A, and due diligence.  If the trademark data used in these operations contains errors - e.g., missed or delayed official updates, gaps in records or individual data fields, incorrect or outdated owner or renewal date information - then organizations can be exposed to significant costs and risks.  

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How Long Does It Take To Register a Trademark in 2018?

The trademark application process can be a long one - and certainly much longer than people applying for the first time (or the first time in a new region) might realise. There are some common factors that will impact your time frame to successful registration and an examination of these might help you to identify areas where you can speed up the process....although the average time will be largely dictated by the region in which you are applying. There are some common factors that will impact your time frame to successful registration and an examination of these might help you to identify areas where you can speed up the process!

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“It Depends” - Towards Achieving Consistency in International Trademark Infringement Cases

Of all the perennially hot topics in the trademark world, somewhat understandably, trademark infringement tops the list. That, after all, is the working end of the business and consumes the most time and energy of any trademark professional. Much of the time is dedicated to avoiding infringement or finding infringement. And having found it, rather more crucially, proving it.

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Going green: five eco-friendly trademarks

Everywhere you go people are talking about going green and how it impacts the environment. From chemicals to plastic bags, people are trying to come up with new and innovative ways to make our planet more environmentally sustainable.  

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ESports, Sports & Trademarks

Somedays it feels as though our entire lives are online - social media interactions and events, online learning, work, leisure pursuits of all kinds - dating and romance, shopping, music, fashion and even politics. And many, many pictures of cats.

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Ten Things Trademark Attorneys Wish All Their Clients Knew

There are core fundamentals at the heart of every arena of life and trademark law is no exception. For the trademark attorneys who help their clients create and protect strong brands, communicating these core fundamentals is essential to their role. So what might they want you to understand about trademarks?

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The Economics Of Failed Trademark Applications In The US

Obtaining a clear idea of how much it will cost to register a trademark in the US (or anywhere for that matter!) is difficult because the answer will always be...it depends. Specifically it depends on how many classes you wish to register across, if it is based on use or intended use, whether you will clear the mark yourself or use the services of a clearance vendor and whether you intend to engage the services of an attorney to manage the clearance and/or filing or use the self-service online options at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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