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Trade Mark Protection in China

Why protect trade marks in China? With so many brand owners conducting business in China it is imperative to consider protecting your trade mark in that country.  Brand identity and its protection is critical for the success of any business. This is of particular importance in China where, if you do not register your trade [...]

2022-03-09T13:56:04+00:00March 9th, 2022|News|

How a Company name differs from a Trade Mark name

Taking stock of your assets We are well into the New Year and it is always a good time for new beginnings, to take stock on our progress, and, for start-ups, it can be a good time for getting all your ducks in a row and making sure everything is in order. Your brand name [...]

2022-02-15T12:25:16+00:00February 9th, 2022|News|

What is the value of your trade mark?

Looking back on 2021 statistics it is apparent which brands in Europe have increased in value. The total value of Europe’s top 500 most valuable brands dropped 10% from €1.96 trillion to €1.76 trillion during the COVID 19 pandemic but some brands managed to buck this trend and increase in value despite, or indeed because [...]

2022-02-02T13:53:53+00:00January 18th, 2022|News|

Webinar with Ansons

Our colleagues, Cherrie Stewart and Dr. Isabel Meenan, are joining the Ballymeana Business Centre tomorrow for a "Wee Buns for Business" session. They will be discussing Intellectual Property in all its breadth, covering the main areas of  Trade Marks, Patents, Design, Trade Secrets and Copyright.  The webinar will start at 10am and there will be [...]

2022-01-28T10:42:45+00:00January 12th, 2022|Events|

How to buy into bona vacantia – CITMA Review article

Cherrie Stewart, Director and Trade Mark Attorney, based in our Belfast office, has once again contributed an article of interest to the latest copy of the CITMA Review. The process of purchasing IP rights from the Crown has changed somewhat in the post -Brexit world, as EUTMs are no longer available for purchase from the [...]

2022-01-10T14:39:24+00:00January 6th, 2022|News|

IP at Christmas

At MacLachlan & Donaldson, we maintain that everyone has IP, even if they don’t know about it.  Even Santa Claus might need to consider IP protection after a busy year of toy creation:   “Ok, Mr Claus we have a lot to discuss regarding the protection of your Intellectual Property (IP).   I note that, [...]

2022-02-02T13:54:02+00:00December 23rd, 2021|News|

What makes a good trade mark?

The legal definition of a trade mark is any sign, capable of being represented graphically, which can distinguish goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings. A trade mark can be a word, a phase, a symbol, a colour or a combination of these elements, but the question is what makes a [...]

2022-01-07T11:11:58+00:00November 3rd, 2021|News|

EU Trade Mark Registrations – 2,000,000 and going strong

On 24th August 2021, the number of European Union (EU) trade mark registrations hit 2,000,000. The Community Trade Mark Register was opened on 01st April 1996, with the very first Community Trade Mark Registration being filed by the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle for the word mark AIPPI.  A registration which [...]

2022-02-02T13:54:12+00:00September 7th, 2021|News|
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