Karolina Fryzlewicz - Jun 07, 2022

Owning your IP: managing early brand risks for start-ups and SMEs

A start-up or a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) is like a..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - May 26, 2022

Plant-based brands: what does it take to break through?

We investigate what it takes to stand out in an increasingly crowded..

Andrew Tindall - May 24, 2022

Recipe for success - intellectual property opportunities in future food

The future of food is big business and it’s only going to get bigger..

Rebecca Campbell - Mar 02, 2022

IP GUIdance - graphical user interface design rights

While patents protect the technical aspects of products, registered..

Caroline Hart - Feb 28, 2022

Maximising the value of design rights

From SMEs to multinationals, from car manufacturers to fashion..

Kate O'Rourke - Oct 14, 2021

Uncharted territory – your IP rights post-Brexit

30 September saw the passing of the final deadline for owners of EU..

Isobel Stone - Oct 01, 2021

‘IP Access’ fund, an extension of the existing UK IPO IP Audits Plus program

In 2021, innovation really has been a hot topic, with the..

Jacqueline Murphy - Sep 30, 2021

Mewburn Ellis: top tier firm Legal 500 2022

Mewburn Ellis is proud to be ranked top tier for our patent and trade..

John Addiss - Sep 20, 2021

Deadline to protect Registered Community Designs or Hague international designs imminent

Owners of Registered Community Designs (RCDs) or Hague international..

Kate O'Rourke - Sep 14, 2021

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights X Fashion Industry: Fight fake fashion

Combatting counterfeit goods is a key commercial and strategic..

Karolina Fryzlewicz - Sep 10, 2021

Intellectual Property Rights X Fashion Shows: Brand protection on the “legal runway”

In the fashion industry, intellectual property rights such as trade..

Exhausted by Brexit?

On 7 June 2021, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) launched..

Kate O'Rourke - May 26, 2021

Protecting your brand - trade mark or design, or both?

Logos, shape marks, packaging and containers, and distinctive..

Camille Terfve - May 20, 2021

Intellectual property and artificial intelligence in the UK: what might the future hold?

AI is a hot topic for the current UK government. Last year, the UK..

Dan Thornton - Feb 23, 2021

IP rights and company performance – a causal connection?

We believe that IP can play an important positive role in commercial..

Robert Watson - Feb 16, 2021

Robert Watson appointed to EPO’s Standing Advisory Committee (SACEPO)

Robert Watson has been appointed to the EPO’s Standing Advisory..

Robert Watson - Feb 16, 2021

For UK designs, we’re entering exciting times

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner Robert..

Sean Jauss - Feb 04, 2021

Protecting your intellectual property: top tips for start-ups

It is common currency that intellectual property (IP) is an important..

Andy King - Jan 01, 2021

Webinar - What does Brexit really mean for trade marks, designs and patents?

The UK formally left the EU at 11pm GMT on 31 December 2020. This..

Kate O'Rourke - Dec 16, 2020

Brexit has happened - what you need to know about the impact on trade marks

Kate O’Rourke sets out the principles for UK and EU trade mark..

Tanis Keirstead - Dec 14, 2020

New appointments signal rapid growth for Mewburn Ellis in Munich

We have continued to demonstrate impressive growth with a series of..

Kate O'Rourke - Nov 20, 2020

UKIPO confirms new ‘Address for Service’ rules

CITMA is celebrating a major victory on Brexit in the wake of the..

Kate O'Rourke - Oct 29, 2020

Impact of Brexit on designs – an update

As of 1st January 2021, Registered Community Designs (RCDs),..

Andy King - Oct 26, 2020

Utilising the potential of Amazon Brand Registry to protect and benefit your brand

As representatives for thousands of our client’s EUTM and UK trade..

Andy King - Oct 22, 2020

Three-dimensional Ferrari trade mark driven to partial cancellation

EUIPO Cancellation Division partially cancels trade mark consisting..

Kate O'Rourke - Sep 30, 2020

Renewal of EU trade marks post-Brexit

Owners of EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) which are due to be renewed after..

Kate O'Rourke - Sep 15, 2020

Facing facts: How the rise of face coverings has brought IP risks

Forward: features discuss and celebrate the best of innovation and..

Andy King - Sep 11, 2020

Jaguar Land Rover unable to defend three-dimensional trade mark before the UK High Court

UK High Court (HC) upholds decision of UK IPO to refuse registration..

Christoph Moeller - Sep 10, 2020

IP protection for 3D printed inventions

3D printing, known in industry as “additive manufacturing”, has..

Jacqueline Pang - Aug 28, 2020

Chinese character marks at the EUIPO

As Chinese companies continue to grow and expand overseas, there has..

Kate O'Rourke - Jul 29, 2020

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court - ongoing success for brand owners

Since 1990 businesses seeking to defend their intellectual property..

Sofia Arenal - Jul 28, 2020

Oreo vs Twins - the biscuit wars

Since 2015, two major biscuit manufacturers, have been doing battle,..

Jacqueline Pang - Jun 26, 2020

Industry makeover: how the cosmetics industry has been affected by COVID-19

The cosmetics industry has undergone a major transformation during..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Jun 08, 2020

Zombie trade marks: overcoming the pitfalls of resurrecting a brand

Have you ever fondly remembered a brand from your youth and wished..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Jun 05, 2020

Branding in times of crisis: It’s time to make your mark meaningful

David Benady explains why a brand based on solid values is now a..

Joe McAlary - May 11, 2020

Packaging – why a design registration could help protect your look

The food and drink sector is a notoriously crowded and competitive..

Joseph Newcombe - May 07, 2020

InVEntions of WWII

VE day on Friday 8 May 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of..

Kate O'Rourke - May 06, 2020

Counterfeit contagion: fraudulent activities spread amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruption to manufacturing..

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Mar 06, 2020

Why 'innoversity' is an imperative

Andrea Brewster, lead executive officer at IP Inclusive, writes for..

Andy King - Dec 04, 2019

Rubik’s Cube trade mark in puzzling General Court decision

This article was originally published on the CITMA website. View the..

Kate O'Rourke - Dec 02, 2019

The Aboriginal flag dispute in focus: who owns the right to use?

The Australian government is considering whether to compulsorily..

Tom Furnival - Aug 07, 2019

A case in point - Trunki vs Kiddee

Rob Law, the founder and chief executive of Magmatic who make the..

Kate O'Rourke - Jun 21, 2019

Three-stripes and you’re out: Adidas lose trade mark battle

Adidas’ famed three-stripe logo has been deemed as lacking..

Robert Watson - Mar 21, 2019

Numbering system for re-registered design rights and comparable trade marks

The UK enacted the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 which provides the basis..

Matthew Smith - Feb 15, 2019

Building an IP portfolio: Nine tips for success

Companies need to think carefully about how they protect, manage and..

Anna Mudge - Dec 02, 2018

The importance of Innovation Hubs in the UK's North West Region

Life science ‘start-ups’, ‘spin-outs’ and SMEs are some of the most..

Graeme Moore - Oct 19, 2018

Patenting board games and puzzles

Quite a lot of people think of new games and puzzles, and wonder..

Richard Johnson - Apr 26, 2018

ECJ provides clarity on the application of Article 8(1) of the Community Design Regulation

Europe’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), recently..