One in the eye for anyone who wants to use the word should've. Specsavers have made an application to register the word as a trademark in the UK. The company already has the phrase "Should've gone to Specsavers" registered which is reasonable. Trademarks have to be distinguishable to be registrable. Sometimes applications will be made using [...]
Munich officials have made an EU trademark application for Oktoberfest. Media have made out that they were seeking copyright protection but it is an actual trade mark application (I will do a post on the differences). They claim that they have not made any money from the billion euro a year generating festivals. If the [...]
The question of the differences between an exclusive, non-exclusive and sole licenses comes up quite often. So we have set out a simple explanation of each.