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UK is world’s best for trade mark protection

The UK continues to have the world's best framework for the protection of trade marks according to the 2021 Global Intellectual Property Index.

29th Mar 2021 | News

Virtual hearings will be a feature of the future

“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.

26th Mar 2021 | News

Spring Conference – day two

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.

26th Mar 2021 | News

Spring Conference – day one

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.

25th Mar 2021 | News
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Brexit

UK IPO extends bulk change of address service

The UK IPO has announced that it is extending its bulk change of address service until 30th September 2021.

15th Mar 2021 | News

Refiling comparable word marks

We have received an update from the UK IPO about filing dates for refiled UK trade mark applications.

9th Mar 2021 | Brexit

Update on filing dates and international designs

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. 

1st Mar 2021 | Brexit

Re-registered international designs now available

International designs designating the EU that were registered before 1st January 2021 are now available to view or search on the UK register.

25th Feb 2021 | News
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Features

Choose to challenge: taking the initiative

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.

11th Mar 2021 | Feature

Pushing back on perfectionism and presenteeism

“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.

22nd Feb 2021 | Feature

What next? Looking at a post-Brexit future

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.

22nd Feb 2021 | Feature

Exhaustion end game

“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.

8th Feb 2021 | Feature

 

Coronavirus updates

UK IPO announces temporary fee change

Fees for extensions, late renewals and more will be reduced from 30th July.

3rd Jul 2020 | News

UK IPO deadline extensions to end

The UK IPO has announced its ‘interrupted days’ will finish on 29th July.

22nd Jun 2020 | News

CITMA update: COVID-19

Read what we’re doing in relation to COVID-19 and what it means for you.

5th Jun 2020 | News

Interrupted days continue at the UK IPO

The UK IPO will review its 'interrupted days' period on 22nd June.

1st Jun 2020 | News
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Case comments

Resale value recognised

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.

12th Feb 2021 | Case comment

Watch and learn

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.

11th Feb 2021 | Case comment

Important finding for fashionistas

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.

11th Feb 2021 | Case comment

Searching questions remain

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.

11th Feb 2021 | Case comment
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CITMA Review

Our magazine gives you features and case comments that will help you enhance your knowledge. 

CITMA Review March

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12th Feb 2021 | CITMA Review

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30th Nov 2020 | CITMA Review

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19th Oct 2020 | CITMA Review

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1st Sep 2020 | CITMA Review
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