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UKIPO issues NFT and metaverse guidance

The UKIPO has published trade mark guidance on the classification of NFTs and virtual goods and services in the metaverse
28 April 2023

Advertising in times of high inflation: pricing promotions are once again under scrutiny

In this article, we look at the existing regulatory landscape that currently applies to price promotions in the UK and what recent scrutiny means for businesses
11 April 2023

McDonald’s BIG MAC trade mark saved (in part) on Appeal

The Fourth Board of Appeal of the EUIPO has partly annulled the Cancellation Division’s landmark decision to revoke McDonald’s BIG MAC trade mark in its entirety
16 March 2023

Health and Care Act 2022: Ofcom consults on the regulation of new food ad rules

Ofcom has published a consultation setting out its approach to implementing and regulating new food advertising rules introduced by the Health and Care Act 2022
15 March 2023

Marks & Spencer successfully sues Aldi for design infringement for a ‘lookalike’ gin bottle

Aldi’s ‘Infusionist’ gin liqueur bottles have been found to infringe M&S’s registered design rights in light-up bottles used for its own range of festive gin-based drinks, as a result of the cumulative impact of the common features outweighing the designs’ minor differences
17 February 2023

UK IPO confirms the need for a UK Address for Service

In a new Practice Notice the UK IPO has confirmed the need for rightsholders to appoint a valid UK Address for Service
31 January 2023

Reputation alone insufficient to support trade mark opposition in Puma v DN Solutions (T-4/22)

Even public awareness of a trade mark’s reputation may not be enough to establish the mental ‘link’ needed for a reputation-based opposition 
27 January 2023

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
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