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Jo Johnson re-appointed Minister for IP

Former Minister for Intellectual Property (IP) Jo Johnson has been re-appointed into the Minister for IP role, it has been confirmed.

20th Aug 2019 | News

Chris Skidmore no-longer Minister for IP

Chris Skidmore is no-longer the Minister for IP following a reshuffle of ministers by new Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 

6th Aug 2019 | News

Brazil joins international trade mark system

Brazil has joined the Madrid System for the registration of international trade marks, which will become effective from October.

5th Aug 2019 | News

Save 40% on these essential reads

Summer is great for spending time with a good book, which is why we are offering 40% off in our summer sale. 

1st Aug 2019 | News
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Brexit

Our response to a new Prime Minister

Following the announcement that Boris Johnson will be the new Prime Minister we have issued the following statement.

23rd Jul 2019 | News

Brexit and designs quick reference guide

We have published a quick reference guide to registered and unregistered EU designs post-Brexit.

16th Jul 2019 | Brexit

EUIPO publishes updated official communication

The EUIPO has published an updated official communication from EUIPO Executive Director Christian Archambeau on Brexit. 

18th Apr 2019 | News

Further Brexit extension granted

On 10th April the EU confirmed that it had granted the UK a further extension to the Brexit process until 31st October 2019. 

10th Apr 2019 | News
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Case comments

Bad romance

Any good feeling dies as partnership dissolves, says Eve Brown. O/226/19, MODERN ROMANCE (Invalidity), UK IPO, 1st May 2019.

22nd Jul 2019 | Case comment

Kors case goes off course

Nick Bowie reveals why an invalidity argument was unconvincing. 000015152, Michael Kors (Switzerland) International GmbH v Julong Wang, EUIPO, 30th April 2019.

22nd Jul 2019 | Case comment

Hard day for easyGroup

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.

22nd Jul 2019 | Case comment

Appeal has no power

Chris Thomas recounts the reasoning behind the judge’s support of the HO. [2019] EWHC 849 (Ch), Manpower Direct (UK) Ltd v Manpower Group Inc, High Court, 11th April 2019.

22nd Jul 2019 | Case comment
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