Preparing for the UPC

25 März 2022
After several false-starts, the biggest change in the European patent landscape, namely the introduction of a Unitary Patent (UP) and…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Preparing for the UPC

3D trade marks in Europe - just how safe are your 3D registrations?

24 März 2022
A couple of recent cases have again highlighted the possible inconsistencies and lack of guarantees that would give brand owners…
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
3D trade marks in Europe - just how safe are your 3D registrations?

Non-use revocation of “TRUE NORTH” - victory for the small fish in a big pond

24 März 2022
A rural Scottish salmon company facing non-use revocation, retained its registration for salmon and related goods, representing at least a…
Abigail Macklin
Abigail Macklin
Trade Mark Assistant
Non-use revocation of “TRUE NORTH” - victory for the small fish in a big pond

Fighting IP crime in the UK: UKIPO publishes new IP crime counter-infringement strategy

24 März 2022
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published its new IP crime counter-infringement strategy for 2022-2027. The strategy’s delivery plan will…
Agnieszka Stephenson
Agnieszka Stephenson
Senior Legal Manager
Fighting IP crime in the UK: UKIPO publishes new IP crime counter-infringement strategy

Certification marks: Manuka not sweet enough for registration

24 März 2022
The Manuka Honey Appellation Society (applicant) was the owner of a pending certification mark for MANUKA HONEY in respect of…
Gemma Kirkland
Gemma Kirkland
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Certification marks: Manuka not sweet enough for registration

The (urban) bubble bursts No likelihood of confusion despite evidence of confusion

24 März 2022
In a recent IPEC decision, Judge Hacon found that the sign URBAN EVOLUTION is not sufficiently similar to the URBANBUBBLE…
Agnieszka Stephenson
Agnieszka Stephenson
Senior Legal Manager
The (urban) bubble bursts No likelihood of confusion despite evidence of confusion

The shape of originality: Ed Sheeran appears in the UK High Court

14 März 2022
The Rolls Building in central London, which is the primary court building for matters concerning IP in the UK, has…
Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Senior Associate, Solicitor
The shape of originality: Ed Sheeran appears in the UK High Court

Please, sir, I want some more…UK design registration - what to do when 12 views is not enough

14 März 2022
In the context of obtaining registered design protection in the UK, this is often achieved through the use of the…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Please, sir, I want some more…UK design registration - what to do when 12 views is not enough

Can we finally advance? CJEU asked once again to consider SPC eligibility of patents for combination products

14 März 2022
The Irish Supreme Court has referred a number of questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)…
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
Can we finally advance? CJEU asked once again to consider SPC eligibility of patents for combination products

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