Trade Marks

Let’s cut to the CHEESE – a banquet of IP updates

Sarah Neil serves up four delicious courses which stretch the boundaries of Intellectual Property in the food industry Here at AAT we love food. Not only do we love eating food, we love cooking food, thinking about food and talking about food. We also love combining food with our other passion: IP. In recent years,… Read more »

Welcome Changes to Chinese Trade Mark Legislation regarding bad faith

In this article Partner Ian Gill discusses the upcoming changes to Chinese Trade Mark Legislation regarding bad faith and the impact this is likely to have on trade mark owners   China’s revised trade mark legislation, effective from 1 November 2019, has a number of changes that will be welcomed by foreign companies operating in… Read more »

IACC Annual Spring Conference 2019 and 40th Anniversary

Partner Ian Gill attends the 40th Anniversary of IACC’s spring conference   Partner and Trade Mark Attorney Ian Gill attended the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition’s( IACC) 2019 Annual Spring Conference, in Boston, MA,  in the days before INTA where more than 500 attendees from 50 countries gathered at the largest Spring Conference in the organisation’s history…. Read more »

INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting – Boston 2019

  Partners and Trade Mark Attorneys Ian Gill,  Rachel Havard and Sarah Darby along with Litigation Partner Geoff Hussey and Patent Attorney and Partner Nick South represented AA Thornton at the INTA 141st Annual Meeting in Boston this year. With the increasing importance of brands to consumers, companies and the global economy, the INTA Annual… Read more »

IC what you did there…

Louise Foster casts an eye over an important clarification in the Virginie LLC vs Virgin Enterprises Limited ‘VIRGINIC’ case. Virginie LLC (the Respondent) applied to register the mark VIRGINIC as a UK trade mark in respect of goods in class 3 on 17th January 2018. Using the fast-track opposition procedure, Virgin Enterprises Limited (the Appellant)… Read more »

AAT Insights – The importance of IP for small businesses

Hiplok talk to Geoff Hussey about the importance of IP In this video client Hiplok talk to partner Geoff Hussey about how they design their products, and the importance of IP for small businesses. Hiplok design innovative security locks for cyclists. They also happen to be the designers of the world’s first wearable bike lock…. Read more »

World Intellectual Property Day 2019- Innovation in Sports

AA Thornton celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 2019 Hiplok speak to AA Thornton about how they use innovation, creativity and IP to support the development of sport to mark World Intellectual Property Day The drive to test our abilities, the thrill of competition, and the awe we experience in watching ordinary people achieving extraordinary feats,… Read more »

Brexit update – 5 April 2019

Brexit update Friday 5 April 2019 After yet another rollercoaster week in British politics, further delay to the effective date of Brexit (the “withdrawal date”) is looking increasingly likely. Prime Minister May has written to the EU to request a delay until 30 June 2019, albeit with the proposal that the UK could still leave… Read more »

Canada joins the international trade mark system (Madrid System)

Canada to become 104th member of the international trade mark system On 17 June 2019 Canada will become the 104th member of the International trade mark system. As of this date, it will be possible to designate or subsequently designate Canada as part of your International trade mark. The change coincides with the introduction of… Read more »

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