Former Minister for Intellectual Property (IP) Jo Johnson has been re-appointed into the Minister for IP role, it has been confirmed.
Chris Skidmore is no-longer the Minister for IP following a reshuffle of ministers by new Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Brazil has joined the Madrid System for the registration of international trade marks, which will become effective from October.
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Following the announcement that Boris Johnson will be the new Prime Minister we have issued the following statement.
We have published a quick reference guide to registered and unregistered EU designs post-Brexit.
The EUIPO has published an updated official communication from EUIPO Executive Director Christian Archambeau on Brexit.
On 10th April the EU confirmed that it had granted the UK a further extension to the Brexit process until 31st October 2019.
Any good feeling dies as partnership dissolves, says Eve Brown. O/226/19, MODERN ROMANCE (Invalidity), UK IPO, 1st May 2019.
Nick Bowie reveals why an invalidity argument was unconvincing. 000015152, Michael Kors (Switzerland) International GmbH v Julong Wang, EUIPO, 30th April 2019.
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.
Chris Thomas recounts the reasoning behind the judge’s support of the HO.  EWHC 849 (Ch), Manpower Direct (UK) Ltd v Manpower Group Inc, High Court, 11th April 2019.