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Unregistered Patent Transactions Will Cost You
The findings from a recent UK Patents Court judgment have clarified the extent of litigation sanctions imposed when there is a failure to record a patent transaction at the Patent Office.
11 Jun 2018
Bridgestone's Tire Dispute in Panama Opens Door for Milestone Interpretation of Investment Treaty Protection for Trademarks
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has just released a decision on the expedited objections of the respondent state, Panama, in Bridgestone Licensing Services, Inc. and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. v Republic of Panama.
22 May 2018
The Implications Of Brexit On The Entertainment And Media Industry
While the United Kingdom will not leave the European Union overnight, it is important to consider what the result of the Brexit referendum means to the entertainment and media industry.
27 Jul 2016
An Ever Closer Union? No More. The Impact Of ‘Brexit' On IP Holders
Under Art. 50 of the Treaty on European Union (the 'Lisbon Treaty') the UK may decide to withdraw, and shall notify the European Council of its intention.
European Union
28 Jun 2016
EU Trade Mark Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 In Force
On 23 March 2016, European Union Trade Mark Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 came into force. The new Regulation amends Community Trade Mark Regulation 207/2009/EC ..
European Union
5 May 2016
Adoption Of The ‘Trade Mark Package' And Practical Implications
On 23 March 2016, the European Union Trade Mark Regulation (dated 16 December 2015) comes into force.
European Union
27 Jan 2016
Full Steam Ahead For The EU's New Trade Mark Directive
On 15 January 2016, Europe's new Trade Mark Directive (2015/2436) will come into force, with the aim of harmonising trade mark laws across the EU.
European Union
8 Jan 2016
Chocolate Bear Beats Gummy Bear
Can a wordmark with a particular meaning be infringed by a three-dimensional product design? Disputes regarding the infringement of a wordmark by a purely figurative mark (and vice versa) have been the object of several decisions by German courts of appeals and the German Federal Supreme Court.
25 Sep 2015
Consensus Reached On Reform Of EU Trade Mark Law
The idea behind the reforms is to promote economic growth by allowing businesses to benefit from greater protection of counterfeit goods and to encourage innovation by clarifying legal requirements.
European Union
10 Jul 2015
Goodwill Hunting – NOW It's Over
In July 2012, British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) launched an internet protocol TV service in the UK under the name NOW TV.
15 May 2015
What Are You Implying?
Case law teaches contractors a valuable lesson when dealing with ownership of copyright.
13 Feb 2015
Anti-Counterfeiting: Securing Borders
Smuggling is a common theme in popular literature and films, inspiring clandestine plots and romantic nostalgia.
8 Sep 2014
Anti-Counterfeiting: Protecting Your Brand – Why It Is Important And How To Do It
Intellectual property ("IP") is often the DNA of a business. A brand can be integral to reputation, revenue streams and goodwill. However, protecting IP is becoming increasingly difficult, particularly with the proliferation of online sales.
18 Jul 2014
French Trademarks Composed Of Chinese Characters: Imitation Successfully Upheld With A Broad Definition Of "Relevant French Public"
The Versailles Appeal Court issued a decision as regards assessment of likelihood of confusion between two French trademarks composed of Chinese characters.
6 Jun 2014
The Colour Purple: Cadbury Loses Battle To Register Its Signature Purple Shade
Cadbury has lost its Supreme Court battle to register as a trade mark its iconic colour purple (known as Pantone 2685C), ending a 10-year legal battle between Cadbury and its competitor Nestlé.
12 Apr 2014
First Case For The URS System: A Successful Prospect For Trademark Holders
The first case implementing the Uniform Rapid Suspension system, created at the same time as the new gTLDs, has just been rendered. IBM is the lucky winner after having filed a complaint against a third party who tried to reserve and, on 31 January 2014, and having had the domain names redirected to IBM’s official website (
3 Mar 2014
Google Adwords: Use Of Competitors' Keywords Is Okay... Sometimes
At the end of last month, the long-awaited judgment in the Interflora v Marks and Spencer case on trade mark infringement as it relates to keyword advertising was delivered by Mr Justice Arnold.
14 Jun 2013
Google Adwords: Use Of Competitors' Keywords Is Okay... Sometimes.
Mr Justice Arnold recently delivered a detailed judgement in the Interflora v Marks and Spencer case on trade mark infringement as it relates to keyword advertising.
10 Jun 2013
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