Optis v Apple update: SEP & FRAND

16 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 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

Another loss for Cadbury in purple trade mark battle

09 July 2019
This is yet another episode in the Nestlé v Cadbury trade mark conflict series (see “related articles” right and below).…
Jackie Johnson
Jackie Johnson
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Another loss for Cadbury in purple trade mark battle

New rules for CJEU appeals already considered twice

09 July 2019
New rules came into force on 01 May 2019 which affect appeals to the Court of Justice of the European…
Jennifer Heath
Jennifer Heath
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
New rules for CJEU appeals already considered twice

Revised Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

08 July 2019
On 01 July 2019 the European Patent Office (EPO) approved a revised set of Rules of Procedure of The Boards…
Catherine Keetch
Catherine Keetch
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Revised Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

Conversant Wireless v Huawei & ZTE update: SEP & FRAND

08 July 2019
Following the decision in Unwired Planet v Huawei, the English Patents Court continues to deliver a steady flow of decisions…
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Conversant Wireless v Huawei & ZTE update: SEP & FRAND

General Court: bicycles and motorcycles similar to a low degree

27 June 2019
On 14 May 2019 the General Court issued its decision in Zweirad-Center Stadler v European Union Intellectual Property (EUIPO) (Case…
Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
General Court: bicycles and motorcycles similar to a low degree

Scam letters

18 June 2019
We have become aware of scam letters being sent to owners of European Union trade marks (EUTMs). It is likely…
Scam letters

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