Steven Gerrard succeeds in trademark case

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has succeeded in a legal fight with two sportswear firms who attempted to block his clothing range.

Published 15 January 2020

Company behind Edinburgh Harry Potter shop faces legal action

The company behind a shop selling Harry Potter memorabilia faces a lawsuit from Hollywood, The Times reports.

Published 12 December 2019

Copyright crackdown risks ‘automated censorship’ of internet

The EU’s controversial copyright crackdown risks ‘automated censorship’ of the internet, the chief executive of the Open Knowledge Foundation will warn today.

Published 9 October 2019

Murgitroyd sees profits rise by 16.4 per cent to £4.16m

Profit before tax at IP attorneys Murgitroyd rose by 16.4 per cent to £4.16 million while revenue increased by 7.5 per cent to £48m this year, its preliminary financial results to 31 May 2019 show.

Published 18 September 2019

Tune into the melody: Kraftwerk wins 20-year court battle over unauthorised sampling

Sampling without authorisation can infringe a phonogram producer’s rights, though the use of a sound sample taken from a phonogram in a modified form unrecognisable to the ear does not infringe those rights, even without such authorisation, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in a case first brought by the German electronic group Kraftwerk 20 years ago.

Published 30 July 2019

Cameron Intellectual property announces London expansion

Cameron Intellectual Property has announced major growth plans for London.

Published 10 July 2019

First ever 'motion mark' granted by UK Intellectual Property Office

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has granted the first ever multimedia trademark.

Published 1 July 2019

FFS! US Supreme Court strikes down law banning bad language trademarks

A ban on trademarks of "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols has been struck down by the US Supreme Court in a case involving a clothing brand with a sensitive name.

Published 25 June 2019

Scottish lawyer Fiona Nicolson becomes first female president of global IP organisation

Scottish lawyer Fiona Nicolson is to become president of a global intellectual property organisation.

Published 8 May 2019

South Korean trademark victory for Scotch Whisky Association

Scotland’s national drink has secured enhanced legal protection in South Korea after the Scotch Whisky Association’s application to register “Scotch Whisky” as a certification trademark was successful.

Published 8 May 2019

Megan Briggs: By order of the Peaky Blinders

In an age where viral marketing and social media reign supreme, establishing the best method of enforcing your intellectual property rights (“IPR”) can be a thorny issue. Recent years have seen large companies take an increasingly creative approach to managing their IPR, especially trade marks and copyright, often to great effect, writes Megan Briggs.

Published 11 April 2019

Faculty’s World IP Day Conference

Bookings are being taken for the Faculty of Advocates’ 12th World Intellectual Property Day Conference, which is expected once again to attract a full house.

Published 2 April 2019

Cameron Intellectual Property establishes partnership with German firm

Cameron Intellectual Property has established a partnership with German-based RGTH (Richter Gerbaulet Thielemann Hofmann) to mitigate the uncertainty posed by Brexit.

Published 25 March 2019

IP expert hails further growth in Scottish patent applications

Patent applications originating from Scotland continue to grow, according to the latest data released by the European Patent Office (EPO).

Published 19 March 2019