If you’ve stepped foot into a bookshop within the last year or so, chances are you’ve seen the ‘grown-up’ parodies of Enid Blyton’s well-known Famous Five series adorning the shelves. Ever since Hachette UK [...]
Over the last ten or twenty years, we have seen a significant and sustained crackdown on the way that tobacco companies are able to package and market their products. Since Canada became the first [...]
BOSTON, MA: May 30, 2017 – Unsurprisingly Brexit was high on the agenda at a recent industry symposium, with 43% of trademark and brand professionals from global brands stating preparations to depart the EU [...]
BOSTON, MA: May 16, 2017 – CompuMark, the industry leader for trademark research and protection, has announced the availability of TM go365 Image Search, its new self-service image search tool that makes it easier [...]
It wasn’t too long ago that hashtags didn’t even exist, but since the birth of Twitter they’ve grown to become so much more than a tool to identify messages on a particular topic. They’ve [...]
There are over 55.3 million active trademarks, according to SAEGIS® on SERION®. Meanwhile, there were nearly 6 million trademark applications in 2015 alone.
Owned by Hasbro since 1991, Play-Doh is perhaps one of the most ubiquitous children’s toy products, and there have been more variations on the products than we could ever attempt to list. But for [...]
On the whole, trademark law is incredibly comprehensive, but there’s one important rule that’s still unwritten — how to distinguish between ‘merely descriptive’ and ‘suggestive’ trademarks.The difference between these two types of trademark can be [...]