Just been notified of this trademark issue.
Cowes combined clubs have managed to trademark "Cowes Week"
Intellectual Property Office - By number results
Isle of Wight: Cowes Week
Looking at the notice authorised in August 2013 they appear to cover everything where items may have Cowes Week on them. What I cant see if if operators advertise for Boats for charter during Cowes Week, if we are affected ?
Likewise photos taken aboard our boats are sent out on Facebook as Cowes Weeks day 1 etc etc. How is this affected ?
We were always told a common location could not be trade marked, so Cowes cannot be trade marked same as other towns but maybe events can.
Breakdown of some of it "individuals who wanted to stage Cowes Week themed events would be able to continue to do so without interference."