Carry On…Using Your Trade Mark!

Carry On…Using Your Trade Mark!

  The “use it or lose it” principle with regards to trade mark registrations applies in numerous jurisdictions around the world. However, as highlighted in a recent decision of the UKIPO involving three Trade Marks relating to the British “Carry On” film series,...
Can I wait to file a patent application?

Can I wait to file a patent application?

  For start-ups that are building their business around an innovative product, preventing more established companies from copying their idea by having a patent granted is essential. However, there are plenty of other essential aspects of a business which need...
Cadbury’s Purple Trade Marks

Cadbury’s Purple Trade Marks

Cadbury has faced yet another blow in their long-term battle in winning Trade Mark rights to their signature purple colour, used on its chocolate bars since the 1900s.   Last week (12 April 2019), the UK Intellectual Property Office delivered a mixed judgement...