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Understanding Bad Faith In EU Trademark Law

Running analysis on trademark activity in the European Union over the last decade, from 2010 to 2019, reveals that the market appears extremely healthy. The volume of new applications is growing steadily and at a relatively rapid rate. 

How Trademark Attorneys Can “Name-Check” Themselves

Did you know that you may have been catfished? According to Oxford Languages the definition of the verb to catfish is “to lure (someone) into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona”. The act of catfishing is commonly associated with social media profiles, such as F…

Building A Diverse And Inclusive Work Culture

Do you know the difference between diversity and inclusion? They are often mentioned together and maybe that’s the reason they are often mistakenly presumed to be the same thing -  but they are actually two very different things!

World IP Day 2020 - Celebrating Creativity And Innovation

World Intellectual Property Day was founded by the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 as a means of increasing general understanding of intellectual property. The day is celebrated globally on April 26th each year. This April date also ma…

The Darkest Days

If someone had suggested in February that by the end of April, nearly half the world’s population would be living under some form of requested or mandatory confinement thanks to a global pandemic, they would have been gently led off for a ‘lie down’. Now lockdown is the new norma…

Eat, Sleep, Work(out), Repeat

As our stores, restaurants and public recreational areas continue to close during the current global crisis that we are experiencing today, it may not be as easy to look after your physical and mental health. Nutrient-rich products aren't always readily available in our stores, s…

A Tale Of Two USPTO Registers

The United States remains the leader when it comes to the world economy and for many businesses who are scaling up, entering the US market with their goods or service is the holy grail. 

Geographical Indicators In The Trademark World

You may not have heard the term geographical indicator (GI) before. However, as soon as you read the word ‘champagne’, you will know exactly what it refers to. That’s right; fizzy wine cannot be called champagne unless it is produced in the Champagne region of France, meaning a G…