Appleyard Lees appoints new managing partner & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

German anti-fascists aim to trademark Nazi slogans to ‘hit them where it hurts’

Initiative in Germany is attempting to undermine neo-Nazi business model based on disemvoweled words

Prada’s Triangle Pattern (Mostly) Not Inherently Distinctive, Per EUIPO Board

Can Prada’s Triangle pattern be protected as a trademark? According to the EUIPO Second Board of Appeal (“Board”) in its decision, the answer is mostly not, at least if the argument is that such a pattern would be inherently distinctive.

Appleyard Lees appoints new managing partner

Bobby Smithson, partner at Leeds and Halifax-based intellectual property law firm Appleyard Lees, has been appointed the firm’s managing partner, effective from 1 January 2024.

Dehns to provide IP services to Scottish Universities after being officially appointed to the APUC Intellectual Property Services Framework Agreement

This appointment follows a highly competitive tender process towards the end of 2023.

Carpmaels ranked as a leading firm in patent filing and litigation

13 Carpmaels partners were recognised as recommended individuals in the 2024 JUVE Patent UK rankings. The firm was named as a leading firm in pharma and biotechnology, medical technology, chemistry, digital communication and computer technology, and electronics, as well as in the litigation category.

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