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Burges Salmon sees further growth with partner appointments

The firm is pleased to announce the appointment of five new partners, across key growth areas including Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution and Projects
30 March 2021

High Court contract dispute confirms domain names qualify as personal intangible property

The recognition of domain names as intangible property saw the claimant successfully establish its equitable interest in the domain name on termination of the agreement
22 March 2021

High Court upholds decision to prevent trade mark registration of GEEKSTORE

The appeal was dismissed as there were no identifiable errors in the UKIPO’s assessment of the law. Appellate courts will not interfere with findings of fact  

09 March 2021

Tefal fails to secure trade mark protection for its red dot despite survey evidence

Despite heavy advertising and promotion of the red dot, the hearing officer decided that Tefal had failed to divorce the dot from its technical function as an indicator of heat

15 February 2021

When is a slogan a trade mark?

The General Court of the EU examines the minimum degree of distinctive character required for a mark consisting of a slogan to be accepted as an EU trade mark

12 February 2021

High court considers the 'special nature' of collective marks in opposition proceedings

The proprietor of the collective trade mark HALLOUMI has succeeded in its appeal, with the Court’s assessment of the average consumer playing a decisive role
25 January 2021

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

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Burges Salmon announces launch of Intellectual Property practice in Dublin

The firm has announced the Dublin extension to its acclaimed IP practice and its continued EU offering post-Brexit
07 December 2020

AMERICAN EAGLE found to infringe EAGLE RARE trade mark in the UK

UK High Court finds American Eagle branded bourbon whiskey to infringe Sazerac Brands’ mark EAGLE RARE. The AMERICAN EAGLE mark was also declared invalid
02 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

Disclosing documents for 'Attorney’s eyes only'

The High Court has considered the disclosure requirements of highly confidential material in litigation
25 November 2020
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