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Supporting Murray Parish Trust, our chosen charity

The Chapman IP team were thrilled to support our wonderful chosen charity, The Murray Parish Trust, by attending The Odd Ball, the charity’s largest annual fundraiser, on 17th November. Held in the stylish setting of the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, with a dramatic Alice in Wonderland theme, the charity announced that it had hit […]

Chapman IP retains its coveted Legal 500 tier position

We are delighted to have retained our tier position in the respected Legal 500 rankings, published on Monday 29th October. This ranking is a testament to a stirling team effort by all attorneys, paralegals and support staff, as well as the unwavering support of our clients. Helga Chapman commented: “I’m extremely proud of our continued […]

What constitutes online trade mark infringement in the UK?

In the global market made accessible by the Internet, a recurring question for the trade mark proprietor is how to assess online trade mark infringement given the worldwide accessibility of any website.  This was considered recently by Arnold J at the High Court of England and Wales in  Easygroup Ltd v Easy Fly Express Ltd […]

Helga Chapman announced a finalist in 2018 NatWest everywoman Awards

Helga Chapman of Chapman IP is one of just 22 women from across the UK announced as a finalist in the 2018 NatWest everywoman Awards, the UK’s leading awards programme for women in business. Helga’s nomination is for the HERA award, sponsored by EDF Energy, which is presented to the most inspirational woman running a business trading for […]

How well protected are your trade secrets?

Businesses are increasingly aware of the value that registered intellectual property rights such as patents, trade marks and design registrations can bring, both in terms of protecting a company’s position in the marketplace and also as assets in their own right. However, recently a spotlight has been shone on another aspect of intellectual property that […]

‘No deal’ Brexit guidance on trade marks and designs issued by UK Government

This week, the UK government issued guidance for trade marks and designs should a ‘no deal’ scenario arise from Brexit negotiations. The full document can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/trade-marks-and-designs-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/trade-marks-and-designs-if-theres-no-brexit-deal.  It should be highlighted that this is a guidance note and is not the final arrangement.  A summary of the main points are listed below: Protection […]

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