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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.
Mark Caddle warns of the need for solid evidence. B 3 007 088, Transport for London v Charalampos Rosios, EUIPO, 8th May 2019.
The Court didn’t find Nirvana’s arguments enlightening, says Clare Liang. 000017165 C, NIRVANA (Cancellation), EUIPO, 3rd April 2019.
Laura Robyn explains how LinkedIn ironed out a trade mark kink. O/178/19, KINKEDIN (Opposition), UK IPO, 4th April 2019.
Once again, the difference between beer and spirits was a decider, notes Gavin Stenton. O/170/19, MONT BLANC WHISKY/MONT BLANC WHISKIES/MONT BLANC (Revocation), UK IPO, 2nd April 2019