February Focus on China

Article 2 Chinese sub-classification system China adopts the Nice Classification of Goods and Services, but additionally uses a sub-classification system which is unique to China. In China, each of the Nice classes has been further divided into sub-classes of goods or services. The sub-classes are structured according to the features of the goods and services… Read more »

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Cupid’s arrow hits the mark: eHarmony succeed in opposing registration of “matchedharmony”

In a decision handed down on Friday 10 February 2017, the UK IPO refused an application of Robert Magill to register the mark “matchedharmony” in relation to “online dating via a website; dating services”.  The opposition was filed by A.A. Thornton & Co. on behalf of one of the leading providers of online dating services,… Read more »

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February Focus on China

Introduction to China Did you know that China’s annual consumption of ice cream would fill 2,344 Olympic-sized swimming pools? Or that China’s annual instant noodle consumption could feed the entire European continent dinner for 52 days? In recent years, China has produced rapid technological advances and has re-established itself as a significant contributor to developments… Read more »

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Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2016 Nominations

We are delighted to announce that Partners of the firm, Ian Gill  and Craig Turner, have been nominated for inclusion in the publication, Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2016 (wwwwhoswholegal.com).  Nominees for the publication are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide.  Only specialists who have met… Read more »

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