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Month: January 2024

Don’t Panic! Overcome a Possible Trade Mark Opposition (Form TM7A)

What happens when you receive a Notice of Threatened Opposition (Form TM7A) from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)? It's a situation that many applicants face. It's also a situation where SH&P can provide expert guidance to help you deal with it successfully. It does not necessarily the mean the end of your trade mark application and it certainly doesn't mean the end of your business. Let us explain why. Get in touch with us now for a free consultation.

UK Address for Service Requirement for Trade Marks & Designs - New Rule Now In Force

  What is a "Comparable Right"? At "Brexit", the EUIPO took steps to withdraw the representational rights of all non-EU based representatives. On 1st January 2021, all registered EU trade marks and Community designs were "cloned" and re-registered, creating new and independent comparable UK trade mark registrations and comparable UK registered designs. These comparable rights were automatically entered on the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) register and must now be managed separately and renewed at the appropriate dates by…

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