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Are you ready for the amended US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, effective tomorrow? Read our recent article $/trl

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We are underway at #ASIPIenCO, with Laura Collada from Dumont discussing what to expect from the Madrid Protocol

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RT @_ASIPI_: #ASIPIenCO "What to expect from the Madrid Protocol" has begun. View live here:

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November 2015

The universal language of non-verbal design marks

Numerous global brands have adopted design marks without words as their primary branding device. These universal sign marks can transcend cultural and language barriers. What challenges do they present from a trade mark perspective? Lisa Pearson, Jill Tomlinson and Sam Kilb investigate the position in the United States

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