Adidas Loses 3-stripes Trademarks battle in Europe

Adidas loses one of its 3-stripes trademarks, keep reading because it can also happen to your business…

July 8, 2019

Adidas has been unsuccessful in an attempt to expand its trademark three-stripe design in the EU after a court ruled it was not “distinctive” enough.  “The mark is not a pattern mark composed of a series of regularly repetitive elements, but an ordinary figurative mark,” the court said. ...

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6 Steps to protect your music

June 19, 2019

We recently published a blog post about the importance of using copyr...

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World Music Day

Are you ready to rock? Learn how Intellectual Property Law protects your music

June 12, 2019

Did you know that World Music Day is quickly approaching on the 21st of June 2019? It is also known as Fête de la Musique or Make Music Day and has been celebrated since 1982. The festival began in France and encourages amateur and profes...

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Trademark - It's not all in the name

Trademarks – it’s not all in the name

April 30, 2019

When thinking about trademarks, it is probably brand names and logos which are called to mind and most readily associated with this type of intellectual property. The reach of trademark protection, however, is in fact far broader than these types of marks and extends to the less traditional world of colours (see our post about ...

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Can copyright accommodate artificial intelligence?

Can copyright accommodate artificial intelligence?

April 18, 2019

Whether and to what extent humans should and could be replaced by machines has become somewhat of a hot topic of late. Self-driving vehicles are practically on the verge of becoming mainstream and a painting created entirely by artificial intelligence (AI) was recently the first to go under the hammer at a major art auction (for nearly half a million dollars no less!). ...

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Copyright: The Basics

Copyright law: the basics

April 3, 2019

What is copyright law? All too often, small companies are so focused on trading that they neglect this important side of their business. It is essential for business owners to understand why copyrights are important. In this blog post, ...

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EU Copyright Directive

EU Copyright Directive: one step closer to reality

March 29, 2019

At LawBite our IP LawBriefs always stay on top of major changes, news or implications to our clients. After a lengthy process that has been ongoing across Europe and the UK one of our experts, Laura Symons has some informed commentary that you should be aware of if your business operates online. ...

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Intellectual property

Say cheese! (Not all parties were smiling after this judgement)

March 20, 2019

Whilst copyright generally protects a wide variety of subject matter, a Dutch company recently tried to stretch this form of IP protection too far by arguing it should extend to the taste of a food product. In this case, a spreadable cheese dip. We salute their inventive arguments but, unsurprisingly (in our vi...

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What happens to Intellectual Property rights if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal?

February 12, 2019

If you haven’t already registered a UK trademark for your rights, now is a good time to do so. And if you were hesitating the below will explain why should start your registration now. With the prospect of a no deal ...

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IP 2019

IP 2019 – Predictions and Insights

February 5, 2019

Following on from our intellectual property round-up of 2018 and now that we’ve rolled into the New Year, we wanted to take this opportunity to look ahead to upcoming developments in the field of IP. There is a lot expected to be happening and it’s essential that our clients are as well prepared a...

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