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How did Irish burger chain Supermac’s manage to get the Big Mac trade mark cancelled across the EU? The answer lies in the lack of evidence presented by McDonald’s as Daniel Bailey explains.
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What can we learn from the trade marks filed by this year’s Apprentice finalists Camilla and Sian? Chartered Trade Mark Attorney Richard Ferguson investigates.
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Laura Robyn reviews the Applicant’s intelligence arguments. -822/17, Weber-Stephen Products LLC v EUIPO, General Court, 17th October 2018.
Arguments on the window for evidence went unheeded, says Eleni Mezulanik. C-326/18 P, Safe Skies v EUIPO, CJEU, 4th October 2018.
Gavin Stenton serves up the details of the Examiner’s decision. O/682/18, @PIZZA (Application, Opposition), UK IPO, 31st October 2018.
Sarah Williams describes why the Court felt it should lift the costs cap.  EWHC 2728 (IPEC), Link Up Mitaka Ltd (t/a Thebigword) v Language Empire Ltd & Anor, IPEC, 17th October 2018.
Read the latest updates on what the UK's withdrawal from the European Union means for intellectual property.
International trade mark and design registrations that designate the EU will continue to cover the UK the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has confirmed.
A “mechanism for cooperation” should be established between the UK and EU post-Brexit for trade marks, designs and patents a new document released by UK and EU negotiators reveals.
IP rights and rights of representation feature in the draft withdrawal agreement, published on 14th November 2018.
A new parliamentary report calls for Government to seek continued rights of representation for UK representatives at the EUIPO.