Is Volkswagen changing to Voltswagen? Here’s a clue.

Yesterday it was reported that Volkswagen’s electric vehicles will be sold under the brand name “Voltswagen” in the US. There’s also speculation as to whether this is an April Fool’s Day joke. Many sources are now saying that the change is for real. We think the change is unlikely to happen, at least in the […]

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Worst trademark advice ever!

Our previous post dealt with why it is beneficial to use a trademark attorney. Nonetheless, many startups and SMEs file their own trademark applications. If you know what you are doing, then great. The problem is that many people think they know what they are doing, or that if they don’t know enough about trademarks, […]

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Why should you use a trademark attorney?

Making a trademark application is not difficult. Simply fill in all the required data, submit and pay the government fee. Making a trademark application does not mean that your brand is or will be properly protected. It’s like building a house. You might be able to do it, but you won’t know how well it […]

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Band brands – trademarks in the music industry

An effective intellectual property protection regime is essential for the functioning of the music industry. For the artistic side, copyright protection is essential for artists and labels. Copyright protects lyrics, melodies, arrangements, recordings, performances, and so on. Music performers are aptly called “artists”, and copyright protects “works of art”. Trademarks are also important. While copyright […]

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