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1 11, 2022

Welcoming Hannah Quigley to Ansons

2022-11-01T12:00:54+00:00November 1, 2022|News|

Ansons are delighted to welcome Hannah Quigley to the team at M&D and Ansons. Hannah joined MacLachlan & Donaldson (and Ansons) in 2022 as a Patent Attorney having previously worked for another IP firm in Belfast. Hannah began her career in IP in 2018 after completing a Masters in Intellectual [...]

24 08, 2022

Back to Basics: Trade Marks

2022-08-25T07:38:57+00:00August 24, 2022|News|

What is a trade mark? A trade mark is essentially a badge of origin.  It is any sign used to distinguish the goods or services of one business from those of another.  A trade mark can take various forms, the most popular being words, slogans, letters, numbers, logos, shapes and [...]

27 07, 2022

IP at leisure

2022-07-20T11:31:19+00:00July 27, 2022|News|

This time of year we often have more time to indulge in those pastimes we enjoy.  It could be a leisurely round of golf or trying to catch a wave; watching a new film at the local cinema, playing a video game or reading the latest thriller; listening to hits, [...]

6 07, 2022

How Solicitors and Intellectual Property Attorneys differ

2022-07-20T11:30:03+00:00July 6, 2022|News|

The difference between a Solicitor and an Intellectual Property Attorney, be it a Patent Attorney or a Trade Mark attorney, can sometimes be a source of confusion for those who are not familiar with the legal or IP world. Luckily, our colleagues in M&D have put together two handy guides [...]

1 06, 2022


2022-06-08T09:59:22+00:00June 1, 2022|News|

Use of Royal Symbols as Trade Marks Love them or loathe them the British Royal Family are big business and companies associated with them can reap substantial rewards. During this Platinum Jubilee year many businesses are likely to try to take advantage of the heightened awareness of the Queen and [...]

9 03, 2022

Back to Basics: Copyright

2022-03-23T14:43:03+00:00March 9, 2022|News|

Good news, copyright protection is free! It behooves businesses to be aware of, not only the copyright in their own work but, in order not to infringe a third party’s rights, also copyright which may subsist within the work of third parties. So, what does Copyright protect?   It is important [...]

2 03, 2022

Brexit – One Year On

2022-03-03T14:51:52+00:00March 2, 2022|News|

When Brexit came into effect on the 1st January 2021 it changed matters on the IP scene.  We have been monitoring proceedings over the past year and provide here an update. Since a European Union (EU) trade mark registration no longer covers the United Kingdom (UK), a separate application is [...]

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