Design registration protection…when 25 years is not enough

28 November 2022
When it comes to design registration protection relating to the UK, and also other parts of Europe (such as the…
Richard Burton William Burrell
Richard Burton & William Burrell
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
Design registration protection…when 25 years is not enough

Court of Appeal allows bad faith claim to proceed

28 November 2022
The Court of Appeal has granted Tesco’s appeal against an order of the High Court striking out allegations in its…
Tamsin Holman
Tamsin Holman
Partner, Solicitor
Court of Appeal allows bad faith claim to proceed

Battle of the bottles: packaging dispute shows importance of early protection

17 November 2022
On 16 September 2022, in a rare passing off claim based only on rights in the get-up and appearance of…
Olivia Oxton
Olivia Oxton
Associate, Solicitor
Battle of the bottles: packaging dispute shows importance of early protection

UKIPO suspends actions involving international registrations: Do you have a UK address for service?

17 November 2022
The UKIPO has suspended actions involving international registrations whilst it considers a recent appeal. The decision examines UKIPO current practice…
Sophie Rann
Sophie Rann
Legal Assistant
UKIPO suspends actions involving international registrations: Do you have a UK address for service?

Location, vacation, revocation? General Court sides with US hotel on targeted advertising for genuine use

17 November 2022
In a win for businesses targeting consumers in the EU, but providing services elsewhere, the General Court has annulled a…
Abigail Macklin Sophie Rann
Abigail Macklin & Sophie Rann
Trade Mark Attorney, Legal Assistant
Location, vacation, revocation? General Court sides with US hotel on targeted advertising for genuine use

Monster Dawg crushed by Red Bull: High Court appeal for RED DAWG fails

17 November 2022
Monster Energy Company (Monster), listed as the number 1 “All Time Biggest Bully” on the trademarkia.com website, is a manufacturer…
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Monster Dawg crushed by Red Bull: High Court appeal for RED DAWG fails

A “Lidl” victory: Tesco and Lidl battle it out over bad faith and survey evidence

13 September 2022
The budget supermarket, Lidl, recently succeeded in having Tesco’s bad faith counterclaim struck out, and was permitted to have survey…
Kamila Geremek
Kamila Geremek
Senior Legal Manager
A “Lidl” victory: Tesco and Lidl battle it out over bad faith and survey evidence

Tick, Tock, TikTok: metronomically descriptive?

13 September 2022
This case is a High Court appeal against the decision of a UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) hearing officer to…
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Tick, Tock, TikTok: metronomically descriptive?

“ABSOLUT-ly” distinctive: vodka bottle found distinctive and to indicate trade origin on appeal

13 September 2022
The Absolut Company Aktiebolag (the applicant) sought to register a 3D mark as a European Union trade mark (EUTM) in…
Sophie Rann Jeremy Pennant
Sophie Rann & Jeremy Pennant
Legal Assistant, Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
“ABSOLUT-ly” distinctive: vodka bottle found distinctive and to indicate trade origin on appeal

Swatch v Samsung: time for more content review?

13 September 2022
The UK High Court recently held that the Samsung Electronics Group infringed Swatch’s trade marks by making infringing third party…
Tamsin Holman Agnieszka Stephenson
Tamsin Holman & Agnieszka Stephenson
Partner, Solicitor, Senior Legal Manager
Swatch v Samsung: time for more content review?

Nice classification: virtual goods and NFTs

13 September 2022
The EUIPO has issued guidance on its approach to terms containing virtual goods and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Jennifer Heath
Jennifer Heath
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Nice classification: virtual goods and NFTs

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