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Deploying AI in the battle against counterfeit goods

New UKIPO Guidance on protecting IP rights on e-commerce stores
12 June 2024

McDonald's BIG MAC - use it (and prove it) or lose it

McDonald’s has lost the exclusive right in the EU to use BIG MAC in relation to chicken sandwiches and other goods and services

12 June 2024

Tesco v Lidl - Tesco loses appeal in Clubcard logo battle

Court of Appeal upholds the High Court’s findings of trade mark infringement and passing off
21 March 2024

Landmark Supreme Court ruling on targeting UK consumers in trade mark infringement claims

The Supreme Court upheld a finding of targeting UK consumers where branded goods on a “.com” website could be shipped to the UK
08 March 2024

Launch of SME Fund 2024 in EU: Grants available for trade mark and design registration

The European Commission has launched its 2024 SME Fund which provides grants for small and medium sized enterprises in the EU towards the protection of trade marks and/or designs

09 February 2024

Trade Marks: Court of Appeal clarifies knowledge requirement for statutory acquiescence

The five-year period starts to run when the earlier trade mark owner becomes aware of the use of the later trade mark (and the later trade mark is registered)
05 January 2024

Supreme Court concluded that the Court does have the power to grant ''newcomer'' injunctions

A newcomer injunction could now be granted against those who are “truly unknowable at the time of the grant” and who have yet to perform the acts complained of
29 December 2023

Lewis Hamilton loses EU trade mark appeal against watchmaker Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton not sufficiently well-known across EU to gain the special protection afforded to famous people applying for a trade mark in their own name
13 December 2023

Tommee Tippee successfully defends breast pump design infringement claim brought by Elvie

This case provides useful guidance on the correct approach, including the parameters for comparison, to be taken before assessing registered design infringement
28 November 2023

Changes to UK Address for Service Rules From 1 January 2024

From 1 January 2024, the UK IPO will require a UK Address for Service for all comparable trade marks and re-registered designs involved in contentious proceedings
13 November 2023

easyGroup unsuccessful in EASYOFFICE appeal

Court of Appeal upholds High Court’s decision to dismiss easyGroup’s infringement claims against EASYOFFICES and revoke easyGroup’s EASYOFFICE trade marks
13 November 2023

EU extends geographic indication protection to craft and industrial products

A new EU regulation, due to come into force in November 2023, will extend geographical indication protection -  currently only available for certain food, drink, and agricultural products - to craft and industrial products
31 October 2023
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