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Court of Appeal overturned High Court decision to allow late amendments

The decision was overturned on the basis that the application to amend was made late, without justification, and was deemed an “act of deliberate concealment”.

24 October 2022

A guide to doing business in the UK

Doing business in the UK for the first time can be exciting but complex. In this inward investment guide, we identify ten key points to help you plan ahead for success

19 October 2022

European Commission’s consultation on compulsory licensing of patents: an overview

What does the recent European Commission consultation mean for pharmaceutical manufacturers IP rights?
14 October 2022

Monster fails in its RED DAWG trade mark opposition appeal to the UK High Court

The UKIPO’s finding that RED DAWG took unfair advantage of earlier trade mark RED BULL following a finding of ‘free-riding’ has been upheld
30 August 2022

High court clarifies approach to colour trade marks

The High Court has clarified how the Court of Appeal’s 2013 Cadbury v Nestlé judgment should be applied to colour marks in practice
22 August 2022

International Comparative Legal Guide - Digital Business Laws and Regulations United Kingdom 2022

We recently contributed to the multi-jurisdictional guide to digital business published by ICLG, which provides current and practical legal information

26 July 2022

Poor conduct adversely affects claim for off-the-scale costs in infringement case

This trade mark invalidity case is a useful reminder of the heavy burden of proof required for establishing bad faith and obtaining off-the-scale costs awards in the United Kingdom
10 June 2022

Differences between graphic elements sufficient to distinguish between marks

Despite the verbal elements of marks being near-identical, the distinction between their visual components meant that consumers could reasonably distinguish between them
10 June 2022

EUIPO provides further guidance on "evergreening" and bad faith following MONOPOLY

Re-filings of identical trade marks are legitimate, but if the purpose is to avoid the consequences of the non-use of the earlier identical registrations, bad faith may be indicated
07 June 2022

Residual goodwill cannot save TRU Kids Inc from losing opposition to rival mark

TRU Kids Inc. loses its Section 5(4)(a) opposition to the mark GroceriesRus for a groceries delivery service notwithstanding a finding of residual goodwill in the TOYS R US brand
07 June 2022

Giving evidence in IP claims: businesses and their advisers need to be mindful of new witness statement rules or face consequences

The High Court has issued a clear warning to litigants over their obligation to comply with the rules of the new PD 57AC cost
17 May 2022

Clothing trade marks reach new peaks

In mid-2021, the plight of a small Welsh clothing company was reported on by various news outlets
06 May 2022
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