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International IP registrations in the event of ‘no deal’ Brexit

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.

7th Dec 2018 | News

Chris Skidmore announced as new IP Minister

Chris Skidmore MP has been confirmed as the new minister with responsibility for intellectual property following the recent resignation of Sam Gyimah MP.

6th Dec 2018 | News

UK and EU "should establish a mechanism for cooperation" on IP

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. 

22nd Nov 2018 | News

Unregistered rights – poor relation or useful addition?

A number of our Autumn Conference speakers shared how unregistered rights could be used successfully in opposition proceedings. 

22nd Nov 2018 | News
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International IP registrations in the event of ‘no deal’ Brexit

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.

7th Dec 2018 | News

UK and EU "should establish a mechanism for cooperation" on IP

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. 

22nd Nov 2018 | News

New draft Brexit withdrawal agreement published

IP rights and rights of representation feature in the draft withdrawal agreement, published on 14th November 2018.

15th Nov 2018 | News

Parliamentary report calls for UK representation at EUIPO post-Brexit

A new parliamentary report calls for Government to seek continued rights of representation for UK representatives at the EUIPO. 

25th Oct 2018 | News
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Case comments

Swansong for Souvenir

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.

1st Dec 2018 | Case comment

Classic case

Yet Charlie Bond believes that further guidance could be useful. O/533/18, Royal Christmas Gala (Opposition), UK IPO, 28th August 2018.

1st Dec 2018 | Case comment

Sweet but short?

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.

1st Dec 2018 | Case comment

On with the game

A childhood staple resisted a recent challenge, writes Charlotte Wilding. O/501/18, MONOPOLY (Opposition), UK IPO, 14th August 2018.

1st Dec 2018 | Case comment
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No second showing

The first outing is the place to reveal all relevant evidence, says Lucy Cundliffe. [2018] EWHC 1727 (Ch), Consolidated Developments Ltd v Cooper, High Court, 6th July 2018.

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