June 2011

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eccora is delighted to launch it’s new website. With the help of Silverleaf, we are delighted that our new website has gone live. Since our establishment in 2009, we have continued to develop our range of IP research, investigation and acquisition services to assist client’s in the establishment, development, management and protection of Intellectual Property Rights.

May 2011

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eccora attends the INTA conference in San Francisco. Between May 14-18 eccora joined over 8000 participants in the largest and most prestigious annual meeting of IP professionals from more than 190 countries. Spencer Burgess, eccora’s managing director has attended INTA since Boston 1998 and feels it is the by far the most valuable event in the IP calendar. “There is no other event, which gives the same level of educational, social or networking opportunities as INTA”.

April 2011

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Apple has recently abandoned its attempt to trademark the “Pod” trademark. Even though this was a battle that lasted for seven years, Apple decided to abandon its attempts on 13 April 2011. It is yet not known why Apple attempted to trademark the “Pod” mark over and over again, and then give up .It seems that the first filling was made on 29 July 2004. In December last year, the company abandoned its attempt, only to try again one month later, in January 2011. Clients looking to determine potential prior-rights or assess the registrability of a trade mark can use eccora’s common law service.