All businesses own potentially valuable Intellectual Property (IP) rights, although many do not realise this. IP rights include: trade marks, which are a signs or symbols used by a trader to distinguish its products or services from those of other tra…
Design rights protect how something looks. Design rights can be easy, quick, and cost effective to acquire, forming a valuable and potent part of your business's portfolio of rights.
The brand is our most valuable asset and protecting it is a priority, particularly as we expand into overseas markets. We have been extremely impressed by the technical knowledge of the team, their commercial acumen and commitment to our business.Nikki Walls, Director, Bling Rocks
Clarion has a highly impressive reputation in the field of intellectual property.Chambers UK
Design rights can be easy, quick, and cost effective to acquire, and can form a valuable and important part of a business’ portfolio of rights. Our design expertise spans many sectors, from furniture, household electrical goods and clothing, to luxury showers, electronic circuit boards, and logos.
We enjoy nothing better than working with our clients to develop design protection strategies. We then identify protectable designs, preparing and prosecuting
registered design applications in the UK, Europe and around the world managing our clients’ portfolios and helping them to enforce those designs.
Talk to us about:
- Design strategy and identifying protectable designs
- Design registration in the UK and Europe
- Worldwide design protection
- Registered design portfolio management
- Design exploitation agreements
- Design related litigation and dispute resolution
What does the current EU Withdrawal Agreement mean for owners of EU Trade Marks and Community Designs?
After months of uncertainty, the Cabinet have backed a Draft Agreement for the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU.
In a landmark ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) this morning, it has been held that the operators of physical marketplaces in the EU, in which third parties are selling counterfeit products, can be forced to put an end to in…
With the north of England’s growing reputation as a leading hub for the creative sector, we have seen a marked uplift in our work advising media agencies about intellectual property (IP) issues around their own brands and their clients’ brands.
While Acorn Stairlifts is well-known as a leader in its field in the UK, most people will probably be surprised to hear that one of the company’s stairlifts is installed somewhere in the world every nine minutes!
A review of the European trade mark system has been undertaken and a European trade mark reform package has been published. Key changes in force from 23rd March 2016 include: Name Changes Revised Trade Mark Application Fees Reduced Trade Mark Renewal…
Under UK patent, design and trade mark law...
Exciting times lie ahead for the textile sector. At one of our previous seminars Allied Textiles, the University of Leeds and the Textile Centre of Excellence shared with the audience the opportunities that are available for growth.
A recent survey of manufacturers by the UK's Manufacturing Advisory Service revealed a growing number of companies are bringing production home in order to reduce costs and improve quality and lead times.
The ASA has shown its determination to stamp out problem advertising, by making its first two referrals to Trading Standards.
You can stand under my umbrella (ella ella), just don’t try to incorporate an image of my face on it.
Barbadian singer Rihanna has recently won a battle with clothing retailer Topshop in relation to T-shirts sold bearing her image.
In 1914, allegedly as a tribute to Queen Victoria, Cadbury introduced its distinctive purple packaging for chocolate bars.
Opinion towards intellectual property (IP) in the manufacturing sector diverges. Some understand the value and competitive edge which an IP portfolio can provide, and have an annual budget and clear strategy as to where to target it. Others see investme
Jemma Green, an associate in the intellectual property team at Clarion, has achieved a post graduate legal qualification from Oxford University.
Sue Streatfield has been appointed as a partner within Clarion’s expanding intellectual property (IP) practice, just two years after joining the firm. Clarion has one of the largest teams of specialist IP lawyers in a full service law firm in …
Congratulations to Esther Kirwan who has been promoted to head of our growing intellectual property (IP) practice.
Sue Streatfield has been appointed as a senior associate in our expanding intellectual property (IP) practice which now has the largest team of specialist IP solicitors within a full service law firm in the region.
Clarion in Leeds has successfully represented Falcon Sportswear Limited, a designer and nationwide supplier of school sportswear, following an infringement of its rights by a retailer which was selling counterfeit product among Falcon’s genuine garments.
Working in conjunction with the GrowthAccelerator service, a team of legal and financial advisers from Leeds has supported the set up of a new £1.2m animation business that is expected to create 20 new jobs in Leeds and Crowle, North Lincolnshire.
The Intellectual Property team have helped a new Leeds business to protect itself as it prepares to expand overseas.
Export-focused businesses are reaping the benefits, but intellectual property infringers are trying to cash in.
Alan Halsall, owner of Skipton-based Silver Cross, was the key speaker at a seminar attended by more than 70 senior business leaders, focussing on innovation and the importance of protecting it with robust Intellectual Property.
The strength of Yorkshire’s innovation in manufacturing was recently celebrated at an event in Leeds which brought together some of the region’s leading manufacturing innovators to debate how innovation creates competitive advantage.
A successful outcome for our IP team