UK R&D tax credit scheme consultation - have your say!

03 March 2021
Building on a previous consultation relating to the R&D tax credit scheme last year, the UK Government has now released…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
UK R&D tax credit scheme consultation - have your say!

IPEC considers post-sale confusion and passing off

13 January 2021
The UK’s Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in Freddy SPA v Hugz Clothing Ltd & ors [2020] EWHC 3032 (IPEC) has…
Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Senior Associate, Solicitor
IPEC considers post-sale confusion and passing off

Allergan Holdings France v EUIPO; and Dermavita Co Ltd v EUIPO

13 January 2021
The General Court has issued two decisions in a tussle between Allergan and Dermavita concerning a revocation against the mark…
Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Allergan Holdings France v EUIPO; and Dermavita Co Ltd v EUIPO

Weak distinctive character comes NATURA-lly

13 January 2021
This case demonstrates the limitations associated with enforcing a trade mark containing descriptive components.
Jennifer Heath
Jennifer Heath
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Weak distinctive character comes NATURA-lly

A not so EASY task after all - UKIPO finds EASY mark devoid of distinctive character

13 January 2021
In this case, easyGroup failed to register “EASY” in relation to various retail, transport, food and drinks, booking, hotel and…
Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
A not so EASY task after all - UKIPO finds EASY mark devoid of distinctive character

EORI number now mandatory for customs applications in the EU

12 January 2021
If customs applications are part of your counterfeiting enforcement strategy, be sure to have your EORI number ready. EORI stands…
Yvonne Stone
Yvonne Stone
Associate, Rechtsanwältin
EORI number now mandatory for customs applications in the EU

Madrid Protocol – Gibraltar and Guernsey

08 January 2021
The United Kingdom’s ratification of the Madrid Protocol has been extended to Gibraltar and Guernsey as of 01 January 2021.
Jackie Johnson
Jackie Johnson
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Madrid Protocol – Gibraltar and Guernsey

Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

08 January 2021
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

Brexit: changes to IP protection at the UK border from 01 January 2021

08 December 2020
EU national border forces can be requested to detain goods suspected of infringing your intellectual property, following a pan-EU application…
Doug Ealey Anna Reid
Doug Ealey & Anna Reid
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Solicitor
Brexit: changes to IP protection at the UK border from 01 January 2021

Address for service for IP rights from 01 January 2021

27 November 2020
The UKIPO recently announced that an address for service in the UK, Gibraltar or the Channel Islands will be required…
Address for service for IP rights from 01 January 2021

UK High Court finds EAGLE RARE infringed by AMERICAN EAGLE

18 November 2020
In Sazerac Brands LLC v Liverpool Gin Distillery Ltd and Halewood Group [2020] EWHC 2424 (Ch), the High Court found…
Kamila Geremek Alice Berkeley
Kamila Geremek & Alice Berkeley
Legal Assistant, Associate, Solicitor
UK High Court finds EAGLE RARE infringed by AMERICAN EAGLE

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