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AA Thornton | United Kingdom | 14 Oct 2019

House Marks: the Big Boys on the Block - a European perspective

The brief for this talk was challenging - Alongside other speakers from different regions I was asked to consider questions such as: What is the

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AA Thornton | United Kingdom, Japan | 22 Jul 2019

TOC issue brand protection guidelines in relation to the 32nd Olympics in Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympics and Paralympic Games (TOC) have issued brand protection guidelines in relation to the 32nd Summer

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AA Thornton | China | 28 Jun 2019

Welcome Changes to Chinese Trade Mark Legislation regarding bad faith

China’s revised trade mark legislation, effective from 1 November 2019, has a number of changes that will be welcomed by foreign companies operating

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AA Thornton | United Kingdom, European Union | 15 Mar 2019

Brexit update - Article 50 extension request

We have run out of polite adjectives to describe the continued painful progress of the UK Parliament towards some type of negotiated exit from the EU

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AA Thornton | United Kingdom, European Union | 17 Jan 2019

Brexit update - January 2019

The UK government suffered a defeat of historic proportions on Tuesday 15 January in relation to its proposed Brexit deal, but survived a vote of

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AA Thornton | United Kingdom | 13 Feb 2017

Cupid’s arrow hits the mark: eHarmony succeed in opposing registration of “matchedharmony”

In a decision handed down on Friday 10 February 2017, the UK IPO refused an application of Robert Magill to register the mark "matchedharmony" in

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AA Thornton | United Kingdom, European Union | 13 Oct 2016

Co-existence of Trade Marks: European and the UK

This is a summary of a presentation given by Ian Gill to the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) at their convention

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AA Thornton | United Kingdom, European Union | 13 Nov 2014

Foreign words as trade marks in Europe and UK

Marks which are descriptive or contrary to public policy or morality cannot be registered. Objections raised to applications on this basis are

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