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Swindell & Pearson Ltd is a modern and progressive firm of UK and European patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys.



Photographer beats monkey in two-year-long IP fight

In 2011, Naruto the crested macaque used a camera which had been set up by David Slater to take photos of herself. Slater recently won an appeal in which PETA claimed that Naruto should own the copyright for the images.


Swindell & Pearson Hosts Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 29th September 2016 was the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning and Swindell & Pearson staff came together to bake some delicious cakes for this great cause.


Design Protection Post Brexit

Whilst there is still significant uncertainty concerning the form of design protection post Brexit, we look here at the position as it appears at present, and also appropriate action to take now and going forwards.


Our Client HUUB has been Chosen to Feature in an International Campaign Celebrating Great British Innovation

Our Client HUUB has been featured as part of the UK Intellectual Property Office’s ‘GREAT for Imagination’ campaign in recognition for its innovative wetsuits.


Restoring the ‘Balance’ for Foreign Brands in China?

Clients often ask whether it is worthwhile obtaining intellectual property (IP) protection in China, and whether any protection is worth the paper it is printed on. In some instances it clearly is worth much more than this. In a recent trade mark infringement case in China, £1.2 million ($1.5 million) in damages was awarded to the American sportswear giant New Balance against a third party infringer of their signature slanting “N” logo.

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