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UK High Court rejects Land Rover’s appeal for registration of Defender shape marks

Court upheld UK IPO’s decision to refuse applications for majority of goods and services sought
24 August 2020

No-go for Nosecco following opposition by Prosecco

The UK High Court agreed with the UK Trade Mark Registry that a mark incorporating Nosecco was evocative of and deceptive in relation to the PDO for Prosecco
17 July 2020

UKIPO clarifies goodwill requirement for passing off in RECUP opposition appeal

Decision offers guidance on the amount of goodwill needed to support a passing-off claim in UK opposition proceedings
14 July 2020

Amazon not liable for mere storage of grey market perfumes

In Coty v Amazon the CJEU has ruled on warehouse provider and e-commerce platform liability for trade mark infringement in the EU

21 May 2020

How are Courts approaching commercial confidentiality?

The High Court has given further guidance on when confidentiality rings may be available to protect the commercial confidentiality of information and when they will not
30 March 2020

Top Tips for Terminating Contracts

Matthew Walker from the firm's Dispute Resolution team discusses the key points to consider when terminating contracts

11 June 2019

General Court upholds decision rejecting ST ANDREWS marks

The General Court has dismissed St Andrews Links’ appeal of the EUIPO’s rejection of its application for the mark ST ANDREWS in relation to the majority of Class 41 services applied for.
04 January 2019

Cadbury comes out on top in its latest trade mark battle with Nestlé

The CJEU has annulled the EUIPO’s decision that Nestlé’s 3D KitKat mark had acquired distinctiveness across the EU.
17 August 2018

BeeMoved: company not liable for passing off for a misstatement on a third party website

The Court of Appeal has held that BeeMoved was not liable for passing off where, without its knowledge, a third party website reverted to old (and incorrect) wording.

02 July 2018

Sale of grey market goods is a criminal offence confirms Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has confirmed that grey market goods fall under the protection of section 92 Trade Marks Act 1994 and infringers may now face criminal liability.
25 August 2017

Premier League “live” blocking order against livestream servers renewed for 2017/18 season

Arnold J has effectively renewed a March 2017 injunction, requiring UK ISPs to now block access to servers infringing the Premier League's copyright in the 2017/18 Premier League.
02 August 2017

When does third party use of a trade mark cross the line from informative to misleading?

The Court of Appeal has provided clear guidance on the distinction between informative and misleading use of a trade mark by a third party.
30 June 2017
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