Quinn Packaging v Linpac Packaging & R. Færch Plast

20 August 2019
In Quinn Packaging v Linpac Packaging & R. Færch Plast, the English Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has found two patents…
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Quinn Packaging v Linpac Packaging & R. Færch Plast

Earlier international preliminary examination under PCT Chapter II

14 August 2019
As of 01 July 2019, changes to Rule 69.1(a) PCT encourage international preliminary examination to begin earlier for applicants who…
Thomas Ricketts
Thomas Ricketts
Technical Assistant
Earlier international preliminary examination under PCT Chapter II

Accelerated processing before the EPO Boards of Appeal

14 August 2019
Appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office (EPO) typically last in excess of three years, but can last significantly longer…
Khalil Davis Laura Jennings
Khalil Davis & Laura Jennings
Technical Assistant, Patent Attorney
Accelerated processing before the EPO Boards of Appeal

Supermac's clocks up another success against McDonald’s EU trade mark "Mc"

08 August 2019
Irish fast food chain Supermac’s has clocked up another success against a McDonald’s EU trade mark (EUTM) – this time…
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Supermac's clocks up another success against McDonald’s EU trade mark "Mc"

How trademarks can transform a start-up into a unicorn

08 August 2019
World Trademark Review (WTR) reports on some of the world’s most successful unicorns and their brand management strategies, with reference…
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
How trademarks can transform a start-up into a unicorn

Lego blocks out competitor’s invalid EU design registration

08 August 2019
In a recent decision from the EUIPO, Lego has been successful in invalidating a competitor’s EU design registration relating to…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Lego blocks out competitor’s invalid EU design registration

Optis v Apple update: SEP & FRAND

16 Juli 2019
In Optis v Apple, Optis is asserting against Apple that seven of its patents are valid, essential and infringed and…
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Optis v Apple update: SEP & FRAND

Glenfiddich on the rocks

09 Juli 2019
In a recent trade mark opposition, William Grant & Sons Ltd, the biggest independent whisky company in Scotland and owner…
Jake Hayes Samantha Drake
Jake Hayes & Samantha Drake
Associate, Solicitor, Legal Assistant
Glenfiddich on the rocks

Headstock in the clouds? Don’t fret (just yet)

09 Juli 2019
Paul Reed Smith Guitars’ (PRS) trade mark for a guitar headstock was held to be non-distinctive by the Board of…
Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Headstock in the clouds? Don’t fret (just yet)

UKIPO success for THE X FACTOR against THE PETS FACTOR

09 Juli 2019
The UKIPO has recently rejected an application to register the trade mark THE PETS FACTOR for a variety of goods…
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
UKIPO success for THE X FACTOR against THE PETS FACTOR

Adding adjectival suffix “IC” to VIRGIN causes likelihood of confusion

09 Juli 2019
Virgin Enterprises Ltd (Virgin) has won an appeal against a UKIPO decision dismissing its opposition to the mark VIRGINIC in…
Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
Adding adjectival suffix “IC” to VIRGIN causes likelihood of confusion

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