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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

EUIPO Refuses Registration of ‘Acceleration’ Sound Mark

An application by Porsche to register a sound trade mark has been refused, the EUIPO finding it non-distinctive and unable to identify trade origin
04 October 2023

The Future of Medical Devices Regulations

The legislative and regulatory changes that are expected to be put in place by the MHRA are hoped to maintain the UK's momentum as a strong market competitor in the medical devices industry
26 June 2023

University spin-outs: IP terms under close inspection following the Oxford Nanoimaging case

In a recent case, the High Court has recommended that universities review their IP terms to ensure contracts with students are not unfair under consumer protection law. Here we set out the key takeaways for universities and spin-outs.
13 June 2023

Tesco v Lidl - Tesco’s use of yellow circle on blue background found to infringe Lidl’s brand

Lidl has successfully sued Tesco for trade mark and copyright infringement and passing off in the UK in relation to Tesco’s use of a series of signs for its ‘Clubcard’ promotions, despite the Court finding that some of the marks relied on by Lidl were filed in bad faith
13 June 2023
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