Cognate's Trademark Blog

Society of British and International Design to Launch New Intellectual Property Protection Program

Architectural Digest reports that starting 2018, interior designers will be able to register their work to protect against unlicensed counterfeits. In an event held at the British House of Commons last week, the UK’s foremost organization for accrediting interior designers launched the SBID Intellectual Property initiative in partnership with IP anti-crime organization TM Eye. Its … Read more

UK Commercial Law Firm, Al Bawardi Critchlow, To Represent Company Offering Cryptocurrency Solutions.

UK commercial law firm, Al Bawardi Critchlow, has announced that its founder and senior partner, Dr Julian Critchlow, has been appointed as a non-executive director by blockchain and cryptocurrency technology company, Byzen Digital Inc. Dr Critchlow joins the Byzen Digital board in preparation for the firm’s initial coin offering, scheduled for 2018. Al Bawardi Critchlow … Read more

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Victoria Birch Talks About The Rise & Rise Of Blockchain In The Law

“There was a group of us at Norton Rose Fulbright who were looking at Bitcoin and at cryptocurrencies and thought, ‘This looks quite interesting: how does it work from a legal perspective?’ We started to do research, and we started to look at the legal framework. And actually one of the guys who was in … Read more

UK Law Firm Marks & Clerk Adds New Head of UK Trademarks

Tom Farrand has been appointed new head of UK trademarks and replaces Matt Sammon, who recently joined Kempners & Partners as a partner. Previously, Farrand served as managing director of trademarks at intellectual property consultancy Novagraaf. David Ward, UK managing partner at Marks & Clerk, said: “Bringing Tom Farrand on board further enhances our trademark practice and … Read more

Artisan Beer Causes 19% Rise In Trademarks in UK Beer Industry

It doesn’t matter where you are, Portland (OR), Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, it’s not hard to notice a plethora of new craft beers. Beverage Daily reports that the rise and rise of the artisanal beer industry in the UK has also fueled a massive rise in trademark registrations. London based RPC law firm says that … Read more