Gretha Cachia at the ECTA 40th Annual Conference

It’s been a week since the ECTA 40th annual conference kicked off in Copenhagen and what a pleasure it was to meet colleagues and friends in the IP industry in person again. This year’s theme was ‘Designing The Future’ and futuristic concepts like the metaverse attracted most attention, as many brands are now looking to [...]

2022-06-23T16:59:03+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Events, News|

Solicitors, Patent Attorneys and Your Invention

It is not always clear to those outside the Intellectual Property world what the difference between IP Attorneys and Solicitors is.  We outline here exactly what a Patent Attorney is, and how a Patent Attorney differs from a Solicitor, and how at times they work together! What is a Patent Attorney? European Patent Attorneys are [...]

2022-06-23T09:15:11+00:00June 21st, 2022|News|

What is an EORI number and do you need one?

What is an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) Number? An Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number is an identification number used across the European Union (EU) for interactions with the customs authorities in each individual Member State. It was first introduced in 2009 to create a more efficient system for economic operators and [...]

2022-03-25T09:54:01+00:00March 23rd, 2022|News|

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|

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|
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