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Do we need a parody exemption in UK and EU trade mark law?

European Union, United Kingdom - December 9 2016 They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but for trade mark owners who find themselves the subject of a parody, it may be hard to…

Jack Kenny.

The impact of a Brexit on IP

European Union, United Kingdom - June 8 2016 Few European readers will have been able to avoid the news of the UK’s upcoming referendum on its membership of the European Union. Due to be held on…

Jennifer Bailey, Sonia Hill.

Protecting Rudolph - trade marks and copyright helping commercialise Christmas songs

United Kingdom - December 23 2015 23 December 2015 With festive songs from years gone by playing on the radio and familiar family films returning to our television screens, many of us…

Battle for Pinterest

European Union, United Kingdom - February 7 2014 Pinterest Inc., the US based social networking site, has recently failed to prevent a small UK based company from registering the Pinterest trade…

Fast-track trade mark oppositions procedure in the UK

United Kingdom - October 2 2013 The UK IPO has introduced a new fast-track trade mark oppositions procedure, which, according to the IPO, "will provide a faster, cheaper and less…