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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

Force Majeure: What the Court has said since the start of COVID-19

A short summary of key points that have arisen in judgments considering force majeure since the start of COVID-19
01 December 2020

Trustee Exoneration Clauses and Pleading Dishonesty

In this article, we consider the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Sofer v SwissIndependent Trustees SA [2020] EWCA CIV 699

10 November 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

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Burges Salmon appoints heavyweight dispute resolution lawyer in Scotland

Firm appoints Ewan McIntyre as a consultant lawyer in its Dispute Resolution team based in Edinburgh

02 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

Enforcement of Adjudicator’s decision – how to lose on a technicality

A summary and analysis of Lane End Developments Construction Ltd v Kingstone Civil Engineering Ltd (2020) EWHC 2338 (TCC)

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

Where is the data? Data mapping in insolvency investigations

Tom Whittaker and Emily Scaife explain the importance of data mapping, whilst Steven Bain of FRP Advisory explains the role of the forensic technologists, in insolvency investigations
08 October 2020

Rectification of Pension Scheme Documentation: Has the Univar decision changed anything?

The first fully argued pensions rectification case since the much talked about decision of the Court of Appeal in FSHC v GLAS Trust, Univar is a landmark decision
03 September 2020

Construction contract execution during COVID-19 and beyond

Electronic signatures, data rooms, Mercury execution? Evolving working arrangements mean we should all double check exactly how to execute construction documents
01 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
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