The correct approach to comparison of signs in EU trade mark law

02 Januar 2020
The Advocate General opines on an important question of European Union Trade Mark law. Different approaches to the comparison of…
Tamsin Holman
Tamsin Holman
Partner, Solicitor
The correct approach to comparison of signs in EU trade mark law

Nivea - recognise the blue?

02 Januar 2020
After more than a decade, Beiersdorf’s abstract colour mark for NIVEA BLUE remains registered. The trade mark dispute, which has…
Yvonne Stone
Yvonne Stone
Associate, Rechtsanwältin
Nivea - recognise the blue?

McDonald’s sweet dreams: they’re lovin’ it!

02 Januar 2020
After a couple of well publicised losses (see 'related articles', right) McDonald’s finally score a victory, this time before the…
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
McDonald’s sweet dreams: they’re lovin’ it!

Shnuggle v Munchkin: Munchkin wins IPEC baby bath design dispute

02 Januar 2020
In Shnuggle v Munchkin, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) of England & Wales has found that Munchkin did not…
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Shnuggle v Munchkin: Munchkin wins IPEC baby bath design dispute

Bent(ley) out of shape in trademark dispute

02 Januar 2020
In Bentley 1962 Ltd v Bentley Motors Ltd ([2019] EWHC 2925 (Ch)), the High Court has found Bentley Motors to…
Jake Hayes Alban Radivojevic
Jake Hayes & Alban Radivojevic
Associate, Solicitor, Solicitor
Bent(ley) out of shape in trademark dispute

The distinctiveness of "DUNGEON" in relation to gaming

02 Januar 2020
Appealing before the General Court, Kalypso Media Group GmbH (KMG) recently sought to reverse a decision issued by the EUIPO…
Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
The distinctiveness of "DUNGEON" in relation to gaming

Shanks v Unilever - not “too big to pay”

23 Dezember 2019
UK law [see note 1 below] provides that in certain circumstances an inventor is entitled to compensation in respect of…
David Hole
David Hole
Technical Assistant
Shanks v Unilever - not “too big to pay”

SPCs: Advocate General points the specific way

23 Dezember 2019
In this article we consider three important supplementary protection certificate (SPC) cases before the Court of Justice of the European…
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
SPCs: Advocate General points the specific way

No deal Brexit - changes to UK patent & SPC law

23 Dezember 2019
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the Patents (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 will enter into force…
Laura Jennings
Laura Jennings
Patent Attorney
No deal Brexit - changes to UK patent & SPC law

G1/19 - comments by the President of the EPO

23 Dezember 2019
In our October 2019 newsletter, we discussed the G/19 referral on simulation inventions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal at…
Anton Baker
Anton Baker
Associate, Patent Attorney
G1/19 - comments by the President of the EPO

UPC & unitary patent end of year update

23 Dezember 2019
After months of silence on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and unitary patent (UP), we have seen some interesting news…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC & unitary patent end of year update

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