Philips v ASUS & HTC: SEPs

23 July 2018
In a series of judgments in Philips v ASUS & HTC, the English Patents Court has validated 2 out of 3 of Philips’ standard essential...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Philips v ASUS & HTC: SEPs

FIDELITY & FIDELIS: no likelihood of confusion

19 July 2018
​In Fil v Fidelis, the Patents Court of England & Wales has held that various trade marks including the word FIDELITY for “insurance services”, “financial...
Antony Craggs Jennifer Heath
Antony Craggs & Jennifer Heath
Partner, Solicitor, Trade Mark Attorney
FIDELITY & FIDELIS: no likelihood of confusion

Tattoo artist can't stop identical trading name

19 July 2018
A recent IPEC decision confirms evidence of deception and resulting damage is imperative to substantiate a passing off action. This is a passing off action...
Wendy Oliver-Grey
Wendy Oliver-Grey
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Tattoo artist can't stop identical trading name

Position marks: adidas keeps its stripes

19 July 2018
This decision from the General Court relates to protection of position marks and raises interesting points on reputation, due cause and unfair advantage.
Helen Cawley
Helen Cawley
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Position marks: adidas keeps its stripes

Crocs Inc v EUIPO: Lack of novelty

19 July 2018
Crocs Inc loses its appeal before the General Court resulting in the invalidation of its EU Community design for its famous foam clogs.
Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
Crocs Inc v EUIPO: Lack of novelty

Holland & Barrett v General Nutrition: TM Licences

19 July 2018
It is common for a brand owner to own a main brand and a number of sub-brands which incorporate the main brand, with corresponding trade...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Holland & Barrett v General Nutrition: TM Licences

Junek v Lohmann & Rauscher: repackaging

19 July 2018
​Seniority is a quirk providing that the holder of a national mark registered in an EU country who files a later EU trade mark (EUTM)...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Junek v Lohmann & Rauscher: repackaging

Seniority moment: Peek & Cloppenburg

19 July 2018
​Seniority is a quirk providing that the holder of a national mark registered in an EU country who files a later EU trade mark (EUTM)...
Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
Seniority moment: Peek & Cloppenburg

Admissibility of new evidence on appeals from registrar

13 July 2018
In Consolidated Developments v Cooper, the England and Wales High Court has given guidance on when fresh evidence can be adduced on appeal from the...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Admissibility of new evidence on appeals from registrar

Brexit: UK to explore ongoing UP & UPC participation

12 July 2018
In its White Paper on The Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union, published today, the UK Government has indicated that it...
Richard Willoughby
Richard Willoughby
Partner, Solicitor
Brexit: UK to explore ongoing UP & UPC participation

Walton v Verweij Fashion: notice of discontinuance

10 July 2018
When commencing infringement proceedings, one should always be mindful of how to extricate oneself from those proceedings, if needed. In the UK, bar settlement, the...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Walton v Verweij Fashion: notice of discontinuance

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