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When Twitter and Facebook go wrong for brandowners - slideshow and audio of my presentation at the recent ITMA Spring Conference
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Great feedback from my talk at the IP and Retail Conference by +Central Law Training and +Jeremy Phillips  Thank you!  It was a great day.

http://www.clt.co.uk/conference.aspx?crseidcode=1695547
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When does a search engine's auto-complete function constitute trade mark infringement?

Lush's battle against Amazon is the latest to consider the use of brands as keywords. In the spotlight this time are retailers own websites and the auto-complete function.
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Patent trolls investigated.  Good or evil?
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What should brandowners do when social media goes wrong? Final prep for my talk at ITMA Spring Conference
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My talk on online branding, SEO and keyword advertising at IP and Retail conference summarised by IPKat - #trademarks #iplaw
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Great to see that rave's place in British music culture is recognised.
 
Raving is back in Britain, but in a calmer, more mainstream form. “The original rave culture was about defying the system; you don’t get that so much today,” says Greg Sawyer of Defected, an electronic label that hosts clubbing events. The mass illegality and tabloid hysteria are gone; as a result, the authorities look more kindly on requests to hold events http://econ.st/14b0qad
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Happy 10th birthday to IPKat (+Jeremy Phillips)! Looking forward to the feline social media seminar later.

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UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney and solicitor
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Trade mark registration; IP disputes
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  • Appleyard Lees
    Senior Associate, 2013 - present
    I am a Senior Associate in our Trade Marks team and based in our Leeds office. My dual-qualification as a trade mark attorney and solicitor means I offer the full range of brand protection advice, whether that is trade mark registration, managing an international portfolio or enforcing rights in court.
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IP lawyer, blogger and triathlete. Not all at once. Fateor omnia.
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I advise international and start-up businesses on the protection, management and exploitation of their intellectual property.  Before I specialised, I spent several years practising commercial litigation.

I am chairman of the International Trademark Association's Judicial Administration and Trademark Litigation SubCommittee and often speak at conferences and seminars on a range of trade mark and branding issues.
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