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Grey area gains ground

Adrian Dykes fills us in on why the idea of descriptiveness was not quite black and white. T-133/19, Off-White LLC v EUIPO, General Court, 25th June 2020

30th Nov 2020 | Case comment

A view to TKIL

Emily Scott outlines a decision that got decidedly personal. [2020] EWHC 2078 (Ch), Turbo-K Ltd v Turbo-K International Ltd & Others, High Court, 5th August 2020

30th Nov 2020 | Case comment

Door closes on butler mark

Presumption of patronage was the problem, reports Robecca Davey. O/404/20, Grant Harrold v The Lord Chamberlain, UK IPO, 24th August 2020

30th Nov 2020 | Case comment

Karma confusion

The consumer would see the connection, explains Gavin Stenton. O/442/20, KARMA (Opposition), UK IPO, 11th September 2020

30th Nov 2020 | Case comment

The power of perception

Users didn’t see origin in the colour of their inhalers, Dale Carter discovers. T‑187/19, Glaxo Group Ltd v EUIPO, General Court, 9th September 2020

30th Nov 2020 | Case comment

How to throw a case

Unfortunate remarks helped to cement the invalidity argument, reports Sarah Williams. 33 843 C (Invalidity), Full Colour Black Ltd v Pest Control Office Ltd, EUIPO, 14th September 2020

30th Nov 2020 | Case comment

Extra arguments aren’t effective

Confusion was the clincher for a bourbon clash, writes Charlotte Wilding. [2020] EWHC 2424 (Ch), Sazerac Brands LLC & Others v Liverpool Gin Distillery Ltd & Others, 10th September 2020

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No trivial pursuit

Daniel Ramos digs into what constitutes accessory status. [2020] EWHC 2094 (Pat), BMW AG v Premier Alloy Wheels (UK) Ltd & Others, High Court, 30th July 2020

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