Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

30 Juli 2020
As a response to the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, intellectual property offices in Europe have implemented special measures to…
Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

WIPO PROOF: a new tool to safeguard your IP

17 Juli 2020
On 27 May 2020 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched a new digital notarisation tool which allows users to…
Yvonne Stone Stefanie Koroll
Yvonne Stone & Stefanie Koroll
Associate, Rechtsanwältin, Trade Mark and Design Specialist
WIPO PROOF: a new tool to safeguard your IP

Bad faith grounds for invalidating Chinese characters

17 Juli 2020
Bad faith is a ground that can only be used against an EUTM post registration and not beforehand during opposition…
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Bad faith grounds for invalidating Chinese characters

Damages still available for infringement even where trade mark revoked

16 Juli 2020
The CJEU has ruled that compensation is still, in principle, available for infringement of a trade mark which has subsequently…
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
Damages still available for infringement even where trade mark revoked

Reputation and the power of the influencer: Sugar Bear Hair v Beauty Bear

16 Juli 2020
The Opposition Division and Board of Appeal at the EUIPO have highlighted the power of influencer promotion, referencing social media…
Abigail Macklin
Abigail Macklin
Legal Assistant
Reputation and the power of the influencer: Sugar Bear Hair v Beauty Bear

UK High Court has no APPetite for icons that fail to practice “social distancing”

16 Juli 2020
App icons allow mobile users to discriminate between different software. To attain maximum impact in a competitive space, descriptive words…
Agnieszka Stephenson Jake Hayes
Agnieszka Stephenson & Jake Hayes
Legal Assistant, Senior Associate, Solicitor
UK High Court has no APPetite for icons that fail to practice “social distancing”

WIPO alert: requests for payment of fees

29 Juni 2020
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently alerted PCT applicants and agents to a new scam where rogue invitations…
WIPO alert: requests for payment of fees

Standing up and speaking out: a conversation about diversity, positive change, justice and equality

15 Juni 2020
We recently attended “Standing Up and Speaking Out", a joint event organised by ChIPs and the Corporate Counsel Women of…
Zöe Clyde-Watson
Zöe Clyde-Watson
Partner, Patent Attorney
Standing up and speaking out: a conversation about diversity, positive change, justice and equality

Sky v SkyKick UK High Court decision

04 Mai 2020
Sky had sued SkyKick for trade mark infringement relying on a number of registrations with specifications covering goods as broad…
Flora Cook Matthew Dick
Flora Cook & Matthew Dick
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney, Partner, Solicitor
Sky v SkyKick UK High Court decision

Unfair advantage? Burlington Arcade successful at CJEU

01 Mai 2020
The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has recently overturned a decision of the General Court and rejected various…
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
Unfair advantage? Burlington Arcade successful at CJEU

NOKIA v Kokiya: the letters of the law

01 Mai 2020
The applicant, Shenzhen Road Zhengtong Trading Co. Ltd., filed to register an EU trade mark (EUTM) for the figurative mark,…
Natasha O'Shea
Natasha O'Shea
Trade Mark Attorney
NOKIA v Kokiya: the letters of the law

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