UK increases trademark applications but lags in patents activity

The UK is in the top 20 of countries filing for patent applications but this is still down on previous years at a time when, with Brexit looming, it should be forging a path.

Legislation and Regulation

Enforcing trade mark rights in China is still a challenge

The new trade mark laws in China have been in place for one year now: so how does the land lie in the the Eastern powerhouse?


Google opens up trademark bidding

Search engine Google has raised the prospect of bidding wars for trademarked keywords as it relaxes its AdWords policy.


Home Retail buys Alba and Bush trademarks

Home Retail Group, a UK home and general merchandise retailer, has agreed to acquire certain rights to the Alba and Bush trademarks from Alba Plc for £15.25 million in cash as part of its restructuring plans.

Legislation and Regulation

Responsibility shifts for trademark protection

If you were relying on the UK Trade Mark Registry to protect your trademarks, think again.