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As from 1st January 2024, it will be necessary to record a UK address for service where new contentious proceedings are launched against a UK comparable trade mark or re-registered design.
We advise strongly that trade mark owners act now to safeguard their rights by recording a UK address for service.Learn why
Like most areas of law, Intellectual Property can appear daunting and complex. There are a great many practice areas, subjects and procedures. The SH&P “A-Z” Intellectual Property glossary is a free and easy to use glossary of legal terms commonly used and associated with IP. We hope that it will help you better understand this topic. All of the entries include contact details for SH&P expert advisers. Alternatively, you can request a free, no obligation, IP Consultation and Review here if you require more information or have a particular issue you would like us to help you with.
Zombie copyright is a term that appears in US copyright law and specifically in accordance with Section 104A of the US Copyright Act. It refers to copyright in a work that is restored or otherwise resurrected at a time when the original copyright had expired and the work placed in the public domain. This right for a copyright holder is allowed only under special circumstances and is peculiar to US copyright law.