12 11, 2021

Cherrie Stewart writes in the CITMA Review

2022-02-16T11:11:51+00:00November 12, 2021|News|

Cherrie Stewart, Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and Director of Ansons, has contributed a number insightful articles to CITMA Review in the past few months. One covered the  on the current situation of Intellectual Property in Northern Ireland.  With the Northern Irish Protocol now in place following the implementation of Brexit, [...]

27 05, 2020

Lunchtime seminars

2022-02-16T11:12:14+00:00May 27, 2020|News|

Ansons has moved the first of their lunchtime series on-line. The first of the three sessions will be on World Intellectual Property Day, Monday, 27th April when we will provide an introduction into the world of Intellectual Property. While we hope to hold the remaining sessions in our offices, if [...]

22 04, 2020

Trade marks and environmental sustainability

2022-02-16T11:13:41+00:00April 22, 2020|News|

In celebration of World IP Day 2020, 26th April, Ansons are focusing our news post this week on green and sustainable topics in support of the theme “Innovate for a Green Future” To embrace a green future is a modern-day challenge in which we all play a role in attaining. [...]

14 04, 2020

Trade mark use in text

2022-02-16T11:13:54+00:00April 14, 2020|News|

At Ansons and M&D, we advise clients on a variety of issues regarding the use of registered trade marks. One of the issues discussed frequently is the correct way of using a registered trade mark. The following are some general guidelines we often share with clients on how to use [...]

7 04, 2020

Misleading invoice alert regarding fake EUIPO decisions

2022-02-16T11:14:35+00:00April 7, 2020|News|

Ansons would like to alert all clients and associates to the latest alert from the EUIPO. There is currently a new misleading invoice in circulation, which takes the form of a fake EUIPO decision. We would urge all users of the EUIPO to be vigilant about any communication regarding decisions [...]

31 03, 2020

Trade Mark protection in a time of crisis and counterfeiting

2022-02-16T11:15:27+00:00March 31, 2020|News|

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate, several consumers have resorted to bulk-buying everyday products to avoid taking frequent trips to the supermarket. Others have chosen to do their shopping as swiftly as possible, taking the least amount of time, rushing to get back to their homes. As the demand [...]

24 03, 2020

Who is the real Boss?

2022-02-16T11:15:51+00:00March 24, 2020|News|

Trade Mark owners, once they receive their Certificates of Registration, are always advised to police these rights to ensure that these rights are not diluted by a third party using or attempting to register a confusingly similar trade mark. It can be daunting if one receives a cease and desist [...]

27 02, 2020

Can ‘Robbie the Robot’ be an Inventor?

2022-02-16T11:16:08+00:00February 27, 2020|News|

The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently issued a decision on its approach to patent applications that designate artificial intelligence (AI) systems as inventors. In January 2020, the EPO published its reasons for refusing two patent applications where the inventor named on the applications was an AI system called “DABUS”. [...]

27 02, 2020

NI Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Expo

2022-02-16T11:16:22+00:00February 27, 2020|News|

A good day exhibiting at the Northern Ireland Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference raising awareness of the importance of Intellectual Property to every business. Cherrie Stewart, a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, and Isabel Meenan, a Chartered Patent Attorney, manned the stand fielding all sorts of enquiries about all manner of [...]

12 02, 2020

Election Slogans – Do they make Good Trade Marks?

2022-02-16T11:16:54+00:00February 12, 2020|News|

Peter MacLachlan, a trade mark director based in our Dublin office, made notice of the slogans used in the recent general election in Ireland. He writes:- As you may or not be aware it is possible to register a slogan as a trade mark. What brought this to mind in [...]

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