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 [...]

22 02, 2022

Back to Basics: Trade Secrets

2022-02-23T11:52:51+00:00February 22, 2022|News|

Ansons are pleased to announce that we will be publishing a "Back to Basics" series over the coming months with a focus on the basic facts of each form of IP. IP has a breadth of coverage, of which some people may be unaware. It stretches from trade marks, patents [...]

15 02, 2022

Case Comment: Own Name Defence

2022-02-16T11:10:04+00:00February 15, 2022|News|

You may have seen that Ballymoney entrepreneur Zara McLaughlin has been getting some publicity recently due to a letter received from the representatives of the owners of trade mark registrations for the mark ZARA.  These numerous registrations cover, inter alia, goods which are identical to those which Ms McLaughlin produces.  [...]

10 01, 2022

Webinar with Ballymena Business Centre

2022-02-16T11:11:25+00:00January 10, 2022|News|

On Thursday 13th, Cherrie Stewart and Dr. Isabel Meenan, are joining the Ballymeana Business Centre tomorrow for a “Wee Buns for Business” session. They will be discussing all the main aspects of Intellectual Property covering the main areas of  Trade Marks, Patents, Design, Trade Secrets and Copyright.  The webinar will [...]

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