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Rachel Garrod looks at the reasons why this appeal was considered unfounded. C-488/16 P, Bundesverband Souvenir – Geschenke – Ehrenpreise eV v EUIPO, CJEU, 6th September 2018.
Yet Charlie Bond believes that further guidance could be useful. O/533/18, Royal Christmas Gala (Opposition), UK IPO, 28th August 2018.
Adrian Dykes feels that this Apple victory may be short-lived. T-104/17, Apple Inc v EUIPO and Apo International Co Ltd, General Court, 13th September 2018.
A childhood staple resisted a recent challenge, writes Charlotte Wilding. O/501/18, MONOPOLY (Opposition), UK IPO, 14th August 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, even in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit 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.