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Keep Calm & Carry On (& Be Patient) - An Update

Our bid to cancel the EU trade mark registration for 'KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON' rumbles on. The trade mark registration gives the owner, Mr Mark Coop, trade mark rights in all EU countries over posters, clothing, household items and other merchandise. Mr Coop’s team have just request... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

Trade Mark Direct Wins UK Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award 2012

Trade Mark Direct, the UK’s leading online trade mark company, won the UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award at the UK IT Industry Awards 2012 on 14 November 2012. Known as the Oscars of the IT world, the Awards are run by Computing magazine in association with BCS, the Chartered Instit... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

Trade Mark Direct Wins UK Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award 2012

Trade Mark Direct, the UK’s leading online trade mark company, won the UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award at the UK IT Industry Awards 2012 on 14 November 2012. Known as the Oscars of the IT world, the Awards are run by Computing magazine in association with BCS, the Chartered Instit... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

Man of the Match

Several readers of the Daily Telegraph (17 September 2012) thought it must be April Fool’s Day when they read about the trade mark on the words, MAN OF THE MATCH . “I know I dropped off during Downton Abbey but it seems I have slept right through to April 1st!” said one. Howev... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

Stop the Online Squatters

According to the Daily Telegraph this week disputes over domain names have hit a record high. Domain squatters will usually use an existing company’s trade mark in a domain name to divert traffic to the new fake site or to make the company buy back their rightful name. The Telegraph noted ... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

China's Trademark Applications Exceeds 10m

The number of applications submitted for trade mark registration reached over 10 million at the end of June 2012, ranking the first in the world, said ChinaDaily.com this week. China, the ‘workshop of the world’, is the choice for many UK companies when it comes to manufacturing good... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

Campaign Update on KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

We would like to give you an update on the 'KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON' campaign and our actions to cancel the EU trade mark registration for'KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON' by a company belonging to Mr Mark Coop. The trade mark registration gives the owner trade mark rights in all EU countr... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

A Trade Mark Can Stop Fakes Ruining Your Business

Fake goods are nothing new but a trade mark can stop a rogue competitor in their tracks. Professional Golf Europe (PGE), a leading manufacturer of high end Golf equipment with brands such as VEGA and Radius putters, recently took action against a Chinese supplier selling fake versions of PGE'... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

Trade Marks Are Ring Fenced for the Olympics

The Guardian, in a piece headlined 'You can say it's 2012…but unless you're a sponsor don't mention the Olympics', wrote about the extensive constraints on companies when it comes to anything associated with the Olympics. In 2006 the London Olympic Games and Paralympi... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

Trade Mark Direct in the FT

Mark Kingsley-Williams, founder and director of Trade Mark Direct, is quoted in this weekend’s Financial Times (24 – 25 March 2012) on the issue of branding. See the excerpt below: “Mark Kingsley-Williams, founder of Trade Mark Direct, an online legal support service, says the ... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

Press Release: 90% of Companies Trading Online Have No Trade Mark & Are Risking Livelihoods

In 2012 a shocking number of businesses, around 90%[1] of SMEs, are putting their livelihoods at risk by trading online without a trade mark, estimates Trade Mark Direct, the UK’s leading trade mark company. It can cost a company thousands to re-brand. The cost to Frazer Evett, from Christ... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

An Apple a Day in Trade Mark Law

Barely a day goes by without Apple Inc. taking on another business in a corner of the world to protect its brand. This time its focus is directed at New Zealand and a Kiwi entrepreneur, Hayden Crowther, who sells ‘driPhone’ smart phone cases. Mr Crowther has been selling the driPhone... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

A Prime Time to Register Your Trade Mark

If you were one of the thousands of parents across Britain who bought a Tranformers Optimus Prime this Christmas you might be interested (or not!) to know that its toy maker, Hasbro, has filed a suit against computer company, Asus, for alleged trademark violation regarding the use of the name &l... Morekeyboard_arrow_right

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