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It’s the Most Wonderful Mark of the Year: legal protection and use of seasonal slogan marks  

It’s the Most Wonderful Mark of the Year: legal protection and use of seasonal slogan marks  Every year we wait with anticipation for the new John Lewis advert and the famous Coca Cola trucks to finally deliver the message that the holidays are coming! To the consumer seasonal adverts mean that businesses will be soon… Read more »

AA Thornton ranked again as a Tier 1 firm by The Legal 500 2021

AA Thornton is ranked again as a Tier 1 firm in The Legal 500 The Legal 500 2021 edition has now been published and we are absolutely delighted to be recommended as a top-tier firm for our trade marks team, who have not only been described as “extremely talented“, ” excellent” and “dependable” but that their work for clients… Read more »

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 »

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 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 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

  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 »

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