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01 Aug 2023
eXtraordinary idea or eXpensive mistake? The trade mark issues at the heart of Twitter’s re-brand to “X”

Since Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, major controversial changes have been implemented to the social media network and at the company itself, such as tweet viewing limits, purchasable blue ticks and mass staff lay-offs.  Trade Mark Assistant Nikolle Medford discusses Musk’s latest announcement, Twitter’s re-brand to “X”, and the existing trade mark rights in the letter X.

29 Jun 2023
Intellectual property, fashion, and the metaverse: opportunities and risks at the intersection of law, art and computer science

For many of us, the metaverse may still be a rather vague and distant concept. However, for businesses the metaverse offers new and as yet unexplored commercial opportunities that should not be overlooked. This article explores the potential benefits of the metaverse (and Web 3.0 more generally) for businesses, and highlights some of the intellectual property considerations and risks that are associated with a move into this space.

23 Jun 2023
International Women in Engineering Day 2023 – An interview with Harriet Bird

As a diverse and inclusive workplace, we are extremely proud of the support and development we offer our female employees. Today we celebrate International Women in Engineering day so what better time to highlight the achievements of the women in our Engineering team by taking the time to find out what inspired them to pursue a career in engineering, what they enjoy most about their career and the exciting areas of technology that are peaking their interest at the moment.

We interviewed Harriet Bird, Technical Assistant in our Manchester office:

23 Jun 2023
The IP Podcast: International Women in Engineering Day 2023 – An interview with Jessica Gagen

Each year, to mark International Women in Engineering Day, we like to find out what motivated women in our network to pursue an education or career in science, technology, engineering and maths. In this special episode of the IP Podcast, Sarah Richmond (Senior Associate) interviewed Jessica Gagen, Aerospace Engineering Graduate, model and the reigning Miss England, about her journey to studying engineering and the importance of the female role model.

20 Jun 2023
Why the IOC and the WIPO are getting the IP ball rolling

Alexandra Nott, Associate in the Dehns Trade Marks Group, discusses the Framework Cooperation Agreement signed by the IOC and the WIPO to promote the importance of IP rights for the international sports community.

19 Jun 2023
Is it time to clarify the use of ViCo before the EPO Boards of Appeal?

Daniel Sanz Sharley, Technical Assistant in the Dehns Chemical Group, discusses the use of videoconference (ViCo) in oral proceedings held before the Boards of Appeal.

01 Jun 2023
The UPC: the 5 Ws (and an H)

The UPC: the 5 Ws (and an H): Mark Bell, Partner at Dehns provides a thorough breakdown of the UPC.

01 Jun 2023
The UPC: now open for business

After many years of planning, numerous stop-starts and a huge amount of hard work, it’s finally here: the Unified Patents Court (UPC), a game-changer in European patent law, is now open for business.

16 May 2023
Trade mark disputes in the limelight – what can we learn from PR failures and successes?

Nikolle Medford, Trade Mark Assistant at Dehns discusses some high-profile trade mark disputes and how they played out in the public eye.

11 May 2023
Case analysis: Sandoz and Teva v Bristol Myers Squibb – Court of Appeal

Plausibility after Warner-Lambert and G2/21: Paul Harris, Head of Litigation at Dehns, provides a case analysis of Sandoz and Teva v Bristol Myers Squibb – Court of Appeal.

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