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What do film classification logos, the ‘Red Tractor’ logo, ‘Parma Ham’ logo and ‘ATOL Protected’ logo all have in common? They are a different type of trade mark that tells you a product meets certain standards.
This week, one of Adidas’s three stripes trade marks was declared invalid by the European General Court – as Chartered Trade Mark Attorney Graeme Murray explains.
Why should charities register their brand and logos as trade marks? We asked Stephanie Crouch and Tom Albertini from intellectual property legal specialists J A Kemp to explain more.
Add value to your business, protect against counterfeiters and ensure it is unquestionably yours to use – there are many reasons why all businesses should register their trade marks as Sarah De’Ath from HGF explains.
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Read analysis from recent trade mark cases.
Any good feeling dies as partnership dissolves, says Eve Brown. O/226/19, MODERN ROMANCE (Invalidity), UK IPO, 1st May 2019.
Nick Bowie reveals why an invalidity argument was unconvincing. 000015152, Michael Kors (Switzerland) International GmbH v Julong Wang, EUIPO, 30th April 2019.
It wasn’t able to rely on its family of marks, reports Saaira Gill. B 3 002 352, easyGroup Ltd v Anecoop S. Coop, EASY BOUQUET (Opposition), EUIPO, 30th April 2019.
Chris Thomas recounts the reasoning behind the judge’s support of the HO.  EWHC 849 (Ch), Manpower Direct (UK) Ltd v Manpower Group Inc, High Court, 11th April 2019.
Read the latest updates on what the UK's withdrawal from the European Union means for intellectual property.
The EUIPO has published an updated official communication from EUIPO Executive Director Christian Archambeau on Brexit.
On 10th April the EU confirmed that it had granted the UK a further extension to the Brexit process until 31st October 2019.
The numbering for equivalent UK registrations of Registered Community Designs and international registrations post-Brexit has been announced.
The UK’s proposal to extend the date of its withdrawal from the European Union (EU) has been agreed.