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Scope question is settled

What constitutes use has been given concrete dimensions, writes Amelia Skelding. C-684/19, mk advokaten GbR v MBK Rechtsanwälte GbR, CJEU, 2nd July 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Microphone appeal heard

But the final word was given to the Examiner, explains Chris Thomas. R 2630/2019-4, Logitech Europe SA v Fourth Board of Appeal, EUIPO, 3rd July 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Closing the retail gap

Trade mark law may be catching up with the digital era, suggests Anousha Vasantha. C-763/18 P, Wallapop SL v EUIPO & Unipreus SL, CJEU (AG), 25th June 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

KO-CO case shows cracks

Survey evidence did not cement its arguments, notes Sharon Kirby. O/353/20, KO-CO (Opposition), UK IPO, 15th July 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Stormy weather for a subcategory

Elena Valuiskich describes why this opposition foundered on a subtle distinction. C‑714/18 P, ACTC GmbH v EUIPO, CJEU, 16th July 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Vuitton bags a victory

But a further decision is still in the works, reports Maria Muntean. T‑105/19, Louis Vuitton Malletier v EUIPO, General Court, 10th June 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Ferrari latest to lose out

Even an automotive icon can struggle to produce convincing evidence, writes Leanne Gulliver. C-30 743, ARES Performance AG v Ferrari SpA, EUIPO, 29th May 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Lay approach found lacking

A more experienced applicant may have conveyed the necessary nuance, says Charlie Bond. O/336/20, Cross and Heart Device (Opposition), UK IPO, 23rd June 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment
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