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UK Intellectual Property Office limits address for service rules

From 1 January 2021 an address for service at the UKIPO must be in the UK, Gibraltar or Channel Islands, not the EEA, subject to certain transitional exceptions
30 December 2020

How Brexit impacts Intellectual Property rights: FAQs

1 January 2021 will bring changes affecting IP rights in the UK. In our article, we cover key changes, frequently asked questions and how we can help you

10 December 2020

UK appointed person invalidates AFFINITY marks as descriptive but not customary

The appointed person upheld the UKIPO’s invalidation decision, despite finding the hearing officer was incorrect to say the AFFINITY marks had become customary
01 December 2020

Alleged bait-and-switch selling found not to constitute trade mark infringement

The IPEC rejected all but one claim of bait-and-switch trade mark infringement and passing off relating to a previous distributor of the claimant's products
06 November 2020

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 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
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