IPO issues white paper on “Diversity in the European Innovation Industry and IP Profession”

27 April 2022
The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) has recently issued a white paper relating to diversity in the European innovation industry…
Jennifer O'Farrell
Jennifer O'Farrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
IPO issues white paper on “Diversity in the European Innovation Industry and IP Profession”

Missing elements – racial and ethnic inequalities in the chemical sciences

27 April 2022
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) recently published a report which provides undisputed evidence that racial and ethnic inequalities are…
Zöe Clyde-Watson
Zöe Clyde-Watson
Partner, Patent Attorney
Missing elements – racial and ethnic inequalities in the chemical sciences

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

UK Exhaustion of IP rights regime set to continue following consultation

20 Januar 2022
The UK Government has announced that its current IP exhaustion regime will remain in place for the time being, as…
Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Senior Associate, Solicitor
UK Exhaustion of IP rights regime set to continue following consultation

EUIPO appeal cases: validity of UK rights post Brexit

17 Januar 2022
Following Brexit and the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, European Union trade marks (EUTMs) can no…
Natasha O'Shea Tanja Hofer
Natasha O'Shea & Tanja Hofer
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney, Trade Mark Assistant
EUIPO appeal cases: validity of UK rights post Brexit

T‑592/20: bad faith – timing is everything

17 Januar 2022
In March 2017, Univers Agro Ltd filed a European Union trade mark (EUTM) application for the word AGATE in class…
Gemma Kirkland
Gemma Kirkland
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
T‑592/20: bad faith – timing is everything

Stealth mode: acquiring an earlier registration cannot substitute infringement with genuine use

17 Januar 2022
In UK High Court proceedings concerning the use of the STEALTH and STEALTH VR trade marks in relation to video…
Agnieszka Stephenson Alice Berkeley
Agnieszka Stephenson & Alice Berkeley
Senior Legal Manager, Associate, Solicitor
Stealth mode: acquiring an earlier registration cannot substitute infringement with genuine use

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