Past Events

A.A. Thornton & Co. again takes part in the Praktika Extern programme

We were delighted to once again participate in the European Patent Office (EPO) Praktika Extern programme. The programme provides an opportunity for EPO examiners to spend several weeks with a host firm and this year we were very pleased to welcome EPO examiner Michele Squeri into our Engineering, Physics & Mechanical devices and Chemistry, Biotechnology… Read more »

UK-China IP Symposium highlights importance of innovation

Trade Mark Attorney and Partner Ian Gill spoke at the 2017 UK China symposium, which took place in London on Thursday 22 September. Co-hosted by the UK Intellectual Property Office and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), this annual flagship event for UK-China IP co-operation formed part of a week of UK-China IP related activity. Click… Read more »

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 »

INTA 138th Annual Meeting

INTA 138th Annual Meeting

Partners of the firm and Registered Trade Mark Attorneys Ian Gill and Rachel Havard represented the firm at the INTA 138th Annual Meeting, at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, FL from 21-25 May 2016.

Intellectual Property & Innovation Summit 2016

IP and Innovation Summit

Dr Lawrence King presented on the Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court at the China Intellectual Property & Innovation Summit, which took place in Shanghai, China from 14-15 April. Mike Jennings, Partner and Patent Attorney also represented the firm at the two day event.

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