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In the SkyKick of Time

Emmy and Edwina find there are still significant issues facing all existing and future brand owners. Sky v SkyKick, C-371/18, 29th January 2020

3rd Feb 2020 | Case comment

Halloumi is cheesed off

David Birchall considers contrasting rights. C-766/18 P, Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus named Halloumi v EUIPO, Advocate General, 17th October 2019

31st Jan 2020 | Case comment

Road to refusal

Adam Kellett finds this decision a useful guide to shape mark obstacles. O/589/19, 3D Marks (Oppositions), UK IPO, 3rd October 2019

31st Jan 2020 | Case comment

Counted out

Claire Sugden explains that evidence should be of public use in order to support a registration under attack. O/563/19, THE LONSDALE BELT (Revocation), UK IPO, 24th September 2019

31st Jan 2020 | Case comment

Thrown into reverse

Yet Dale Carter sees future opportunities for a Volvo comeback. T-356/18, Volvo Trademark Holding AB v EUIPO, General Court, 24th September 2019

31st Jan 2020 | Case comment

The real deal

Visual representations of unregistered rights played a central role, writes Sarah Brooks. BL O/569/19, Real Pet Food Company (Opposition), UK IPO, 26th September 2019

31st Jan 2020 | Case comment

Society reigns supreme

But Charlotte Wilding believes an opportunity may have been wasted. O/592/19, SOHO SOCIETY (Opposition), UK IPO, 3rd October 2019

31st Jan 2020 | Case comment

Thin evidence for fitness brand

Clare Liang offers an insight into proof of use evidence. O/598/19, Fit Bitch Club (Opposition), UK IPO, 7th October 2019

31st Jan 2020 | Case comment
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