Two new European Patent Attorneys

Congratulations to both Jonathan White and Isabel Unwin (from our Belfast office) who have recently qualified as European Patent Attorneys. Jonathan joined MacLachlan & Donaldson having spent several years with one of the largest firms of Patent Attorneys in New Zealand while Isabel joined Ansons last year from a leading English […]Read More »

Williams and argue over use of “i am”

US producer-rapper Pharrell Williams has commenced legal proceedings against over a the phase “”.  Williams, who owns the YouTube channel “i am OTHER”, has said that the Black Eyed Peas front man is adamant his use of the phase infringes the “” trade mark. has owned the trade mark since […]Read More »

If at first you don’t succeed…

 Sir James Dyson is the inventor of the world’s first cyclonic vacuum cleaner.  I came across a recent interview with him in The SMART at and which gives us an insight into the mind of one of the world’s most renowned inventors and designers.  Sir James tells us that his engineering interest […]Read More »