In June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union, raising many questions around EU Trade Marks and Community Designs, as well as representation rights before the EUIPO.
Keltie’s “United in Europe” video below highlights our response to Brexit. (more…)
Disaster has struck with the Easter bunny lost in the world of IP, days away from Easter Sunday. Luckily, he’s left a few clues with his Easter related designs and inventions to lead us to his hiding spot. (more…)
To many people the Premier League has become a money-hungry juggernaut. Kick-off times are regularly shifted to suit the demands of television broadcasters from around the world, sometimes at very short notice, with seemingly little or no consideration shown towards the fans planning on actually attending the games live. Many of the top clubs continue to raise prices at alarming rates despite the seemingly ever increasing sums of money that they receive for broadcasting rights and other commercial deals (stadium naming rights, anyone?).
In a move that is likely to reinforce the notion that the top clubs are money making machines with no sense of humour, Manchester United recently ordered Alex and Sian Pratchett, known as the Panini Cheapskates, to drop any references to Manchester United from the tongue-in-cheek stickers that they produce on the basis that they infringed the club’s IP rights. (more…)
Further to our Brexit videos on designs and trade marks. Here’s IPcopy’s video summary of the impact of Brexit on patents.
4 April 2019
A domain name is the address used to find a website on the internet; for example, www.keltie.com. If you have an online presence, registering your domain name will identify you as the owner of the website and prevent anyone else from using that domain name.
Defensive domain name registration is where a business pre-emptively buys a domain name to prevent other third parties from using it. A domain name can be purchased for a relatively low cost and can prevent a lot of hassle later down the line. In addition, you can redirect anyone who types in your defensive domain name to your main domain; this makes it easy for customers to find you, even if they make a spelling mistake. (more…)
Yesterday we posted a video detailing the impact of Brexit on trade marks. Here’s our post looking at designs.
2 April 2019
The Brexit process rumbles on. Here’s IPcopy’s video summary of the impact of Brexit on EU trade marks. Note: subtitles are available for this video.
Watch out for further videos this week covering the impact of Brexit on designs and patents.
1 April 2019
The UK is shortly expected to leave the European Union, which may have an effect on your Intellectual Property Rights. This article is designed to briefly set out those potential changes. (more…)
After grilling PM Theresa May for 90 minutes and then holding 8 hours of talks, the EU-27 offered to delay Brexit last night. The PM has accepted this offer which means that the No-Deal cliff edge has moved back from 29 March and Brexit has effectively been delayed slightly. This delay means that the potential impact of Brexit on EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) and Registered Community Designs (RCDs) will also be delayed. (more…)
As we approach our national holiday we can’t help but feel patriotic. Here we take a look at what the good people from the Emerald Isle have contributed to the world over the years and more importantly how intellectual property has played its part. There are plenty of impressive technical advancements that originated in Ireland including the induction coil, the submarine, the hypodermic syringe, the binaural stethoscope…We could go on and on, but we understand you have plenty of other priorities for the weekend so we’ll keep it snappy with our top 5 intellectual property related contributions that play a pivotal role in the everyday life of the Irish individual. (more…)
In light of International Women’s Day, we would like to pay tribute to some incredible inventors throughout history, who just happen to be women.
Shockingly, although 46% of the UK workforce is female, only 15.5% of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) workforce are women, with only 8% female engineering professionals. One possible reason for this is the lack of awareness of female role models in STEM occupations.
Here we present our list of female inventors we think the world should know about. (more…)