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Lawrie IP is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an increase in turnover to around £2.7 million in the 12 months to June 2020, from £2.2m in the previous 12 months. The Glasgow-headquartered firm has grown from one person in 2010, founder Dr Donald Lawrie, to 28 employees. 

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Iain McDougall discusses the increase in copyright infringement claims during the pandemic. Like most law firms we are seeing trends in certain types of litigation as a result of COVID-19. As expected, we have been asked to assist clients with disputes regarding rental premises, interruption to

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One of the world’s leading intellectual property guides has named Burness Paull as the leading IP litigation practice in Scotland. The IAM Patent 1000 is regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise across

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Tech companies operating in the renewable energy sector could cause decades of damage to their market position if they fail to secure their IP rights now, an expert has warned. Patent attorney Daniel Sizer, a senior associate at Marks & Clerk, said the coronavirus pandemic has put huge financial

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The latest patent, trademark and design data from the UK Intellectual Property Office shows an impressive performance from Scotland in 2019. Scotland filed 1,168 registered design applications in 2019 compared with 757 applications the previous year – representing a 54.2 per cent rise. This bu

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The General Court of the European Union has sided with Louis Vuitton in a long-running dispute over its canvas chequerboard print, The Fashion Law reports. The mark had been registered in 2008 with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) but in 2015 it was challenged by an individual

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Bill Gates famously said “intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana”. If this suggests he is not a huge fan of intellectual property rights that is certainly not reflected by Microsoft, the company in which he made his fortune. Microsoft has an enormous patent portfolio in exc

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Conor McGregor has failed in a legal battle against a clothing company whose sportswear bears the same name. The 31-year-old MMA fighter applied to register his name as a trademark in order to sell clothing in Europe.

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has succeeded in a legal fight with two sportswear firms who attempted to block his clothing range. Mr Gerrard launched a menswear line in 2018 called SGG Apparel, consisting of polo shirts, hooded tops and jackets.

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The company behind a shop selling Harry Potter memorabilia faces a lawsuit from Hollywood, The Times reports. Gold Brothers, which owns The Great Wizard store in Edinburgh, has been taken to the High Court of England and Wales by Warner Bros for alleged breach of its intellectual property rights.

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The EU’s controversial copyright crackdown risks ‘automated censorship’ of the internet, the chief executive of the Open Knowledge Foundation will warn today. Former MEP Catherine Stihler will speak out against ‘the blind faith many will put in automated technology or systems

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Profit before tax at IP attorneys Murgitroyd rose by 16.4 per cent to £4.16 million while revenue increased by 7.5 per cent to £48m this year, its preliminary financial results to 31 May 2019 show. The proposed final dividend is of 15p per share (2018: 14.5p), resulting in a total d

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