Trade Mark Registration Archive

  • New Domain TLDs being launched

    New TLDs are coming: How to protect your online brand

    Most people are familiar with the standard Top Level Domain (TLDs) in use today: .com, .co.uk & .org. There have always been a range of other TLDs available. Most countries have their own  (France is .fr, Germany is .de) and there are also a range...

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  • Company Names Tribunal League Table

    Intel Top League of UK Company Name Tribunal Cases

    American chip maker Intel top the league for challenges brought to the UK Company Names Tribunal. Over the last 4 years they have challenged 46 companies over their name and have won 45 of their cases. The loosing companies have typically had to change their...

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  • Small Busiess Intellectual Property

    How Healthy is your Company’s Intellectual Property?

    Intellectual property is often an area which small businesses overlook, either because they think it is not relevant to them, or because it is surrounded in complex rules. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) have been making a lot of effort recently to educate small businesses...

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  • Non-IPO Sample Trademark Invoice

    IPO Warn About Misleading Trademark Renewal Notices

    We register trademarks for a lot of our customers. As a result we end up getting a lot of invoices for trademark renewals, community trademark filing and entries into public registers. They look official and are sent by official sounding companies but unfortunately a lot...

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  • Not in Our Name Trademark Dispute

    No End in Sight for Social Enterprise Trade Mark Case

    We recently wrote about the trademark dispute around the term Social Enterprise. To give a quick recap the term Social Enterprise is used by a wide range of governmental and non-governmental bodies in the UK. It generally describes “business driven by social and/or environmental” motives....

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  • Social Enterprise Trademark Campaign

    “Social Enterprise”: A case study in trademark law

    Social Enterprise UK are an umbrella group set up to promote businesses with a community purpose. They define social enterprise as: A business driven by social and/or environmental purpose. They are trading organisations (their main income streams are revenues for goods and services provided, not...

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  • Domain Name Rules

    Similar Domain Names: How to Avoid Breaking the Rules

    We frequently hear of cases where a start-up company has bought a domain name only to find that a very similar name is already in use. The start-ups usually want to know if they can get away with using their new domain name. As with...

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  • How copyright applies to business

    What is copyright and why does your business need to know about it?

    Copyright is one of the 4 main types of intellectual property recognised in the UK. It is an automatic right which covers ‘original’ creative works. These can include literary works, music, art, images and film. It gives people who have created these works the right...

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  • What is a Trademark, how to get one?

    What is a trade mark?

    Trade marks are part of your intellectual property. Intellectual Property is a way of identifying who owns an idea. If an idea is covered by Intellectual Property then it is protected. Anyone who wants to make money from that idea has to ask permission and...

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    Protecting Your Company Name

    Obviously starting a limited company you’ll be putting a great deal of work and effort into your business. You won’t want someone stealing your goodwill or taking advantage of your good name. Which is why it is important to protect your company name. Companies House...

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  • Customer Testimonial

    I have just started up my own company ... I have had many queries, you answered all my questions, whilst being really helpful and professional.

    Richard


    We are happy with all business we have conducted with you and are quite happy to recommend you on what you have done and assistance you given us up to date.

    Stephen


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