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If you owned an EU trade mark at the end of 2020 you now also own an identical UK one, created automatically and for free – we explore what businesses need to know.
You may be surprised to know that some companies own trade marks for some well-known Christmas phrases, we explore some of the more famous examples.
Learn about the history of Santa and be inspired about Coca-Cola’s bold move to adopt him for its marketing campaign.
Can a Christmas tree be protected as a trade mark? We take a festive look at the intellectual property found in tree shapes.
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Adrian Dykes fills us in on why the idea of descriptiveness was not quite black and white. T-133/19, Off-White LLC v EUIPO, General Court, 25th June 2020
Emily Scott outlines a decision that got decidedly personal.  EWHC 2078 (Ch), Turbo-K Ltd v Turbo-K International Ltd & Others, High Court, 5th August 2020
Presumption of patronage was the problem, reports Robecca Davey. O/404/20, Grant Harrold v The Lord Chamberlain, UK IPO, 24th August 2020
The consumer would see the connection, explains Gavin Stenton. O/442/20, KARMA (Opposition), UK IPO, 11th September 2020
Read the latest updates on what the UK's withdrawal from the European Union means for intellectual property.
Intellectual Property Magazine’s Brexit podcast panel, including Richard Goddard, returned to discuss future issues for IP following Brexit.
More than two million trade marks and designs registered at the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have been recreated in the UK ensuring continuation of protection.
Details of the impact new legislation has on practice before the UK IPO has been published. The legal changes come into force on 1st January 2021.
The Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) has confirmed that titles including the term ‘European’ can be used by UK attorneys post-Brexit, but the announcement came with an important caveat.