McDonald's BIG MAC trade mark cancelled due to non-use

23 January 2019
Irish fast food chain Supermac’s has successfully cancelled McDonald’s EU trade mark for BIG MAC in a “David and Goliath”…
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
McDonald's BIG MAC trade mark cancelled due to non-use

Designs: Poul Chang v Bailcast - stay of RCD proceedings

23 January 2019
If the owner of a registered Community design commences infringement proceedings against a distributor of an allegedly infringing product before…
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Designs: Poul Chang v Bailcast - stay of RCD proceedings

IP & Brexit: the facts

16 January 2019
The UK Government has today (16 January 2019) issued a guide offering information on the future of intellectual property (IP)…
IP & Brexit: the facts

No Deal Brexit Government advice: .eu domain name registrations

14 January 2019
UK residents, companies and organisations may no longer be eligible to own, register, acquire and renew .eu top level domains.…
Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
No Deal Brexit Government advice: .eu domain name registrations

Draft trade mark legislation for a no deal Brexit

09 January 2019
The UK Government has published draft legislation, The Trade Marks (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 which confirms the UK…
Natasha O'Shea
Natasha O'Shea
Trade Mark Assistant
Draft trade mark legislation for a no deal Brexit

Cadbury fails to safeguard UK purple TM registration

09 January 2019
This a case in relation to which Cadbury tried, and unfortunately failed, to safeguard, to the extent possible, its UK…
Jackie Johnson
Jackie Johnson
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Cadbury fails to safeguard UK purple TM registration

Red Bull has its wings clipped: T-150/17

09 January 2019
A recent CJEU decision confirms that “energy drinks” are not similar to “alcoholic drinks” despite the fact they are mixed,…
Helen Cawley
Helen Cawley
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Red Bull has its wings clipped: T-150/17

Big squeeze on cheese: General Court tests HALLOUMI

09 January 2019
Whilst the differences between the marks at issue in this case were a discerning factor, this case does highlight the…
Wendy Oliver-Grey
Wendy Oliver-Grey
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Big squeeze on cheese: General Court tests HALLOUMI

Sky skewers Samsung: single letter marks

09 January 2019
Samsung applied to register in the UK the mark below, left (together with another mark containing QLED TV) in respect…
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Sky skewers Samsung: single letter marks

Amended German trademark law in force 14 January 2019

09 January 2019
The Trade Mark Law Modernization Act (MaMoG) was executed and published in the Federal Law Gazette (Bundesgesetzblatt) on 11/14 December…
Jana Bogatz
Jana Bogatz
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
Amended German trademark law in force 14 January 2019

EC launches EU design right legislation consultation

02 January 2019
European Commission launches consultation concerning design right legislation within the European Union.…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
EC launches EU design right legislation consultation

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