All posts by Alex Hughes

Defender or Pretender? 

Defender or Pretender? 

Automotive team member, Rachel Havard considers the rise of the Ineos Grenadier and Jaguar Land Rover’s attempt to register their Defender shape as a UK trade mark   Ben Fogle in The Telegraph – “It is said that for more than half the world’s population, the first car they remember having seen is a Land… Read more »

BioScience Today – Is your IP Strategy fit for purpose?

BioScience Today – Is your IP Strategy fit for purpose?

Is your IP Strategy fit for purpose? – Five Questions to Ask Yourself The following article was first published in issue 21 of BioScience Today.   As a result of the lockdown due to the global pandemic there is a greater need and renewed focus on using innovation to kick-start the economic recovery.  The result… Read more »

How do you win the battle against online trade mark infringement?

How do you win the battle against online trade mark infringement?

Retail team member Sarah Neil reviews the problem of online trade mark infringement and the options for combating third party copycats online You may have seen the recent story of Little Soap Co and its battle against a scammer who set up an Instagram account cloning the company’s genuine Instagram account in an effort to… Read more »

Diversity & Inclusion: BAME representation in IP Round Table

Diversity & Inclusion: BAME representation in IP Round Table

IP&ME event, BAME representation in IP Round Table IP & ME, IP Inclusive’s community for BAME professionals and their allies, held a virtual round table to discuss BAME representation levels in the UK’s IP sector on 29 July 2020. As co-lead of the IP Ability initiative (and AA Thornton’s Diversity and Inclusion Partner) Marianne Privett… Read more »

Access to Intellectual Property (IP) Rights in a Time of Emergency – Patent Pools and Beyond

Access to Intellectual Property (IP) Rights in a Time of Emergency – Patent Pools and Beyond

Access to Intellectual Property (IP) Rights in a Time of Emergency – Patent Pools and Beyond This article was first published in BioScience Today The pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is often accused of misusing IP to extend exclusivity and delay reasonably priced access to life saving technologies. The recent pandemic has focussed attention on the… Read more »

AA Thornton change of address

AA Thornton change of address

AA Thornton change of address from 10 Old Bailey to  15 OLD BAILEY, EC4M 7EF We are changing address with effect from 9 July, although we will remain on the same street as before, at 15 Old Bailey. Our new address is: A.A. Thornton & Co. 15 Old Bailey London, EC4M 7EF Arrangements are in place… Read more »

AA Thornton promotes Sarah Neil to Senior Associate

AA Thornton promotes Sarah Neil to Senior Associate

  The Partners are delighted to announce the promotion of Sarah Neil to the role of Senior Associate Trade Mark Attorney, effective 1 July 2020. Having joined the firm as a Trainee Trade Mark Attorney in 2012 Sarah has qualified as Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in our Legal 500 ranked Top Tier Trade Mark team,… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence: Patentability and Inventorship in Europe

Artificial Intelligence: Patentability and Inventorship in Europe

Artificial Intelligence: Patentability and Inventorship in Europe AA Thornton and the EPO’s Director of Patent Law explained the EPO’s approach to AI patenting, in discussion with the IP Institute of Canada.   The UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the IP Institute of Canada (IPIC) invited the European Patent Office Director of Patent… Read more »

Financial Times names AA Thornton one of Europe’s leading Patent Law Firm’s 2020

Financial Times names AA Thornton one of Europe’s leading Patent Law Firm’s 2020

Financial Times names AA Thornton one of Europe’s leading Patent Law Firm’s 2020 We are delighted to have been named by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms for 2020. We would like to thank our clients and peers who gave feedback in relation to our inclusion in this list. If you… Read more »

WTR Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020

WTR Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020

Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020 This article first appeared in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020, a supplement to World Trademark Review, published by Law Business Research – IP Division. To view the guide in full, please go to www.WorldTrademarkReview.com. For a further year, Senior Associates Louise Foster, Trade Mark Attorney and  Varuni Parantivatine, Solicitor, have… Read more »

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