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By Esther Gunaratnam
The law gives extra protection for reputable trade marks against dilution by prohibiting third party use of similar marks not only in relation to the same or similar goods or services associated with the reputable mark, but also in relation to dissimilar goods or services provided certain conditions are satisfied.
By Richard Harrison
Astex Therapeutics Limited sought to register "ASTEX TECHNOLOGY" included in a figurative mark for pharmaceuticals.
By Esther Gunaratnam
In the first decision of its kind, two employee inventors of GE Healthcare (the former healthcare division of Amersham) have won compensation of £1.5m for the outstanding benefit brought to their employer from patents they invented.
By Richard Harrison
Don’t avoid lawyers: that is often false economy.
By Jo Wellman
Many businesses are attracting increasing traffic to their websites by purchasing "keywords" from Google or other internet search engines
By Russell Beard
René Lacoste, the famous French tennis player of the 1920’s and founder of internationally recognised clothing brand Lacoste, was given the nickname "Le Crocodile" by the American press as it demonstrated the tenacity he displayed on court