In November 2010, the Prime Minister commissioned a review into the UK Intellectual Property framework, with the aim of investigating whether IP rights are achieving their intended purpose of promoting innovation, or are, as critics have suggested, inadvertently hampering it. The findings of the review have now been made public, and the government is expected […]
Insights: June 2011
Reddie & Grose LLP is pleased to announce that the Cambridge team relocated to new premises within the city on 23rd May 2011. The relocation to Clarendon House on Clarendon Road marks 15 years of operation of the firm’s Cambridge office. It also follows the recent appointment of Dr Alan Bates as a partner in […]
On 1st June 2011, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) launched its pilot Peer-to-Patent (P2P) initiative, an on-line review process that allows third parties to upload prior art for inclusion in the examination of pending patent applications. Versions of the initiative have already been trialled in the USA, Korea, Japan and Australia, where they […]
This judgement is confirmation that even very localised businesses can accrue protectable goodwill in service marks but highly localised goodwill may only warrant limited relief, for example a localised injunction. It is also a reminder that either party in a trade mark dispute could have significantly improved its position by registering its mark (assuming that […]
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