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 [...]

1 12, 2021

What makes a good trade mark?

2022-02-16T11:11:40+00:00December 1, 2021|News|

The legal definition of a trade mark is any sign, capable of being represented graphically, which can distinguish goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings. A trade mark can be a word, a phase, a symbol, a colour or a combination of these elements, but the [...]

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 [...]

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