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No success for Glaxo in protecting purple colour mark

The General Court agreed with the EUIPO that a colour mark for a particular shade of purple was non-distinctive in relation to pharmaceutical and medical goods
19 October 2020

Dior loses PRETTY SAVAGE trade mark dispute in the United Kingdom

Dior has failed to prevent the registration of UK trade mark PRETTY SAVAGE, despite claiming it would take unfair advantage of or detriment its SAUVAGE mark

12 October 2020

UK Supreme Court can determine global FRAND licence terms

The UK’s highest court has ruled it can require the grant of global 'fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory' licences for 'standard essential patents'

05 October 2020

Trade Secrets Regulations: interim injunction preventing use of confidential information

In one of the first cases to consider the Trade Secrets Regulations, the High Court has granted an injunction to prevent imports to the UK from China 
11 September 2020

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

UK High Court issues latest decision in MERCK trade mark saga

The UK High Court partially revoked the term 'pharmaceutical substances and preparations' and clarified online 'use in the course of trade' requirements
23 June 2020

How to navigate the brand protection challenges exacerbated by COVID-19

Following the shift to digital platforms and e-commerce in the wake of COVID-19, we look at how to protect revenue streams and brand value against counterfeiters
10 June 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

Summary Judgment: a powerful enforcement tool in a brand owner’s armoury

The bailiffs featured in the ‘Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!’ TV show successfully applied for summary judgment in passing off against a rival debt collection agency
07 May 2020

IPEC claims: clarification that the legal costs recovery cap of £50K is inclusive of VAT

The only exceptions to the cap on the recovery of legal costs is where a party behaves unreasonably (CPR 45.32) or where ‘Henderson’ exceptional circumstances apply
04 May 2020
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