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Selena Gomez filed a $10 million claim against a mobile game for using her image without permission.
Burger King ended up in a sticky situation following a series of misleading advertisements posted on its social media.
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Read analysis from recent trade mark cases.
Emmy Hunt and Edwina Fitzhugh summarise the most recent High Court decision. Sky v SkyKick, C-371/18, 29th April 2020
Alexandra Nott discusses the common purpose and overly narrow interpretation of goods, and the value of evidence. Walter Kidde Portable Equipment, Inc. v UAB Fire Experts, EUIPO First Board of Appeal, No. R0780/2019-1, 23rd March 2020.
Eleni Mezulanik puzzles out why a mark received partial registration. B 2 858 879, SSC NAPOLI SpA v Aicha Oucheikh, EUIPO, 28th January 2020
Evidence of use was completely absent, says Paul Hegedus. O/772/19, LOCH NESS (Opposition), UK IPO, 13th December 2019
Read the latest updates on what the UK's withdrawal from the European Union means for intellectual property.
The UK Government is open to cooperation with the EU on intellectual property and is seeking to ensure high standards of protection for trade marks and designs.
The UK will continue to be part of the EU trade mark and design system until 31st December 2020, following ratification of the UK’s EU Withdrawal Agreement.
What is now likely to happen to registered EU Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs, and rights of representation for UK professional representatives before the EUIPO? (UPDATED 28th January 2020)
WIPO has published information about how users rights would be preserved – and how to safeguard those rights – in a no deal scenario.