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Read This Before Assigning an Unregistered Trademark in the UK

IP Finance has an important post for those who do international transactional work. It seems that under UK law, an unregistered trademark, unlike a registered trademark, may NOT be assigned without the the business to which it is attached. In Iliffe News and Media Ltd & Ors v Revenue & Customs [2012] UKFTT 696 (TC) the assignment was for tax purposes, which therefore necessarily fell apart. Read the full post here.

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