The UK continues to have the world's best framework for the protection of trade marks according to the 2021 Global Intellectual Property Index.
“It is clear that remote hearings are here to stay in at least one form or another,” intellectual property judge Mr Justice Mellor told our Spring Conference.
The areas most likely to see post-Brexit case law divergence and a rise in UK international trade mark designations – a couple of the key topics discussed on day two of our Spring Conference.
Attendees and speakers discussed and debated key post-Brexit issues including exhaustion and changes at the UK IPO on day one of our virtual Spring Conference.
The UK IPO has announced that it is extending its bulk change of address service until 30th September 2021.
We have received an update from the UK IPO about filing dates for refiled UK trade mark applications.
Nearly two months since the re-creation of EU rights and designations as comparable UK rights, we have continued to keep in touch with the UK IPO with the issues and queries you have raised about these.
International designs designating the EU that were registered before 1st January 2021 are now available to view or search on the UK register.
Challenging obstacles to career progression for women, our International Women’s Day panel challenged and laid out some ideas for things that need to change in the IP sector.
“Don’t feel guilty about taking time off. It is the responsible thing to do.” We take a look at how to remedy some of the situations that can make it hard for us to switch off from work.
Will there be a rise in oppositions? Could the UK become a smugglers’ paradise? We asked Michael Edenborough QC to give his views on what the UK’s IP will look like post-Brexit.
“Things have not started well.” With no reciprocal recognition in place Michael Silverleaf QC shares his take on the issue with exhaustion of rights post-Brexit.
This preliminary ruling clarifies genuine use principles, says Aaron Hetherington. C-720/18 and C-721/18 (joined), Ferrari SpA v DU, CJEU, 22nd October 2020.
Leanne Gulliver rounds up the lessons from an unsuccessful appeal on behalf of a famous F1 name. R 351/2020-4, 44IP Ltd v Hamilton International AG, EUIPO, 20th October 2020.
The law has developed notably with regards to passing off, writes Khemi Salhan. EWHC 3032 (IPEC), Freddy SpA v Hugz Clothing & Others, IPEC, 19th November 2020.
Cameron Malone-Brown looks at how the UK’s exit from the EU may affect future adjudication on online advertising. EWHC 2564 (IPEC), Pliteq Inc & Another v iKoustic Ltd & Another, IPEC, 2nd October 2020.
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