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As of 1st October 2017, UK registered design right holders can mark their product with a web address

It is good practice to mark a product with details of a registered design covering that pr...

It is good practice to mark a product with details of a registered design covering that product, as this makes it more difficult for a potential infringer to su - Read more

Promotion at Swindell & Pearson

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to announce that Natalie Dyer has been promoted to an asso...

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to announce that Natalie Dyer has been promoted to an associate in the firm’s trade mark team. The promotion follows on from Nat - Read more

Swindell & Pearson Recognised in 2017 Legal 500 Rankings

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Photographer beats monkey in two-year-long IP fight

In 2011 an Indonesian crested macaque (named “Naruto”) used a camera belonging to David J ...

In 2011 an Indonesian crested macaque (named “Naruto”) used a camera belonging to David J Slater from Monmouthshire to take a number of photographs. - Read more

Swindell & Pearson Hosts Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 29th September 2017, Swindell & Pearson staff pulled together to participate in ...

On Friday 29th September 2017, Swindell & Pearson staff pulled together to participate in the Macmillan Coffee Morning by baking some truly delicious cakes to r - Read more

Restoring the ‘Balance’ for Foreign Brands in China?

In August 2017, the Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court, near Shanghai, awarded damages of ...

In August 2017, the Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court, near Shanghai, awarded damages of 10,000,000 RMB (about £1.2/$1.5 million) against three Chinese defenda - Read more

Design Protection Post Brexit

Current UK/EU Design Protection Position

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

It’s been 400 years since the grant of English patent No.1; a monopoly for engraving maps ...

It’s been 400 years since the grant of English patent No.1; a monopoly for engraving maps of London and other cities, and to celebrate, the UK Intellectual Prop - Read more

Swindell & Pearson will be supporting The Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre as its Official Charity

The Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre (DCHC) is a Derby based registered charity that p...

The Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre (DCHC) is a Derby based registered charity that provides Derbyshire children experiencing difficult times in their life - Read more

Promotion & Exam Success at Swindell & Pearson

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to announce that Natalie Dyer recently passed her final tr...

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to announce that Natalie Dyer recently passed her final trade mark examinations and has qualified as a Chartered UK and European - Read more

Eli Lilly V Actavis: Landmark Ruling Makes Patents Harder to Design Around

In July 2017, the UK Supreme Court ruled on a patent dispute between Eli Lilly and Actavis...

In July 2017, the UK Supreme Court ruled on a patent dispute between Eli Lilly and Actavis, which can be read here. The ruling sets out a new test for distingu - Read more

The World Intellectual Property Organisation has published its Hague Yearly Review 2017

The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs allows an applic...

The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs allows an applicant to register up to 100 different designs in multiple countries thro - Read more

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