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McDonald's loses European Union (EU) trade mark registration for BIG MAC

McDonald’s has lost one of its EU trade marks for the BIG MAC. Trade mark attorney Katy Fuggle explains what this actually means.


Brexit and .eu Domain Names

Brexit may create potential implications for .eu domain owners. Patent and Trade Mark Attorney Antony Gallafent considers the issues and how businesses can best prepare themselves.


UK Registered Design Protection and UK Unregistered Design Rights

UK registered design protection and UK unregistered design rights. What’s the difference?


United States Patent and Trade Mark Office – Process Update

The United States Patent and Trade Mark Office has announced a change in how it will interpret challenged patent claims at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Challenged patent claims will now be interpreted as what the “person having ordinary skill in the art would understand” instead of “broadest reasonable interpretation”. This change will affect any owner of a US patent whose patent claims are challenged at the PTAB.


Swindell & Pearson Appointed to Framework Agreement for North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium.

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to announce that we’ve been appointed to the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium framework agreement for providing intellectual property services to UK Universities.

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