Stobbs IP

Stobbs IP

Intellectual Property can be difficult and complicated. Working with us is the opposite. We offer straightforward advice and help you secure IP, manage risk and exploit your rights.

Telephone: 01223 435 240
Address: Endurance House, Vision Park, Chivers Way, Cambridge
Postcode: CB24 9ZR
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Corporate 21-50 (£500+VAT pa)

We are one of the youngest and fast growing consultancies in our field.

Our philosophy is to seize the initiative; being proactive can provide a strategic advantage. We’re full of energy and fresh ideas. We’re flexible, too and we work with you as part of your team.

The Stobbs business has been formed by an MBO of the Cambridge Trade Mark business of Ipulse. In only three years this business had been awarded Tier 1 status by The Legal 500, and had been ranked as one of the top trade mark firms in the UK by the World Trade Mark Review.

Intellectual Property can be difficult and complicated. Working with us is the opposite. We offer straightforward advice and help you secure IP, manage risk and exploit your rights.

The core of our team started life at Boult Wade Tennant, and were part of their trade mark team that were awarded Trade Mark Firm of the year in 2008 by Managing Intellectual Property. 

We have lots of experience both at home and internationally in all fields of IP relating to brands and we’re unusual in that we combine commercial experience with legal expertise.

We also believe we offer real value for money in terms of our fees.

Stobbs’ summer seminar is a great success

Stobbs’ annual summer seminar - 'Social Media – Interaction with brands' - took place last week in London and proved to be great fun for all.

4 July 2016Read in full

BMW crosses the line first in trade mark infringement case

In BMW v Technosport ([2016] EWHC 797 (IPEC)), BMW has had a largely successful outcome in this case before the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court over the use of a number of their trade marks by an unauthorised repairer.

10 May 2016Read in full

 1975 Steven Spielberg film ‘Jaws’ is well known

Stobbs comments on well known brands: JAWS bites back!

On 18 March, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) upheld an examiner’s decision to refuse two US trademark applications for the word marks “JAWS” and “JAWS DEVOUR YOUR HUNGER”.

30 March 2016Read in full

Stobbs announced as UK Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of 2016

Stobbs is delighted to have been awarded the UK Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of 2016 at the Managing IP Global Awards, which took place at The Savoy, London. The Awards acknowledge the achievements of those within the field of IP on an international level and were attended by a number of senior IP figures.

15 March 2016Read in full

T®ump: personality IP rights

One of the many unique features of this year's US presidential nominations campaign is that the most likely (at this point) Republican candidate is also unique in being the one candidate who owns any significant IP/trade mark rights.

9 March 2016Read in full

Stobbs reports on the EU trade mark reform legislative package

Just before Christmas the “EU trade mark reform legislative package” was formally published. This makes significant changes to the trade mark systems in the EU at a national and supranational level.

19 January 2016Read in full

EU Data Protection reform explained

Stobbs IP notes that following the European Commission’s proposal of EU Data Protection reform in 2012, the European Parliament and Council finalised negotiations and came to an agreement last week. This reform follows research that 90% of Europeans say they want to have the same data protection rights across the EU. Soon this will be the case.

23 December 2015Read in full

Logo/branding for Radio X

Digital radio station ‘Radio X’ could face rebrand

In September 2015, it was announced that the digital radio station XFM would be rebranded to become “Radio X”. Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles, Johnny Vaughan and Vernon Kay are just a few of the well known names hosting shows on the new Radio X. However, its seems that the station may be forced to rebrand.

15 December 2015Read in full

High Court decision on brand parody is clear as Cristal

The recent IPEC (the IP division of the High Court) decision of Roederer v J Garcia serves as a reminder to copycat manufacturers (and their commercial customers) of the dangers of brand parody.

24 November 2015Read in full

Toast it note: trade mark application fails to stick

Recently, the UK Trade Mark Registry rejected an application for the sign 'TOAST IT NOTE' in class 16 following an opposition by 3M Company.

20 November 2015Read in full

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