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A new lease of life for bad faith?

Emmy Hunt and Edwina Fitzhugh summarise the most recent High Court decision. Sky v SkyKick, C-371/18, 29th April 2020

15th May 2020 | Case comment

No smoke without fire

Alexandra Nott discusses the common purpose and overly narrow interpretation of goods, and the value of evidence. Walter Kidde Portable Equipment, Inc. v UAB Fire Experts, EUIPO First Board of Appeal, No. R0780/2019-1, 23rd March 2020.

14th May 2020 | Case comment

N is for no

Eleni Mezulanik puzzles out why a mark received partial registration. B 2 858 879, SSC NAPOLI SpA v Aicha Oucheikh, EUIPO, 28th January 2020

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

One more Loch Ness mystery

Evidence of use was completely absent, says Paul Hegedus. O/772/19, LOCH NESS (Opposition), UK IPO, 13th December 2019

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

A frank discussion

The Court found a failure to disclose all material facts fairly, says Justin Bukspan. [2020] EWHC 40 (Ch), easyGroup Ltd v EasyFly SA & Others, High Court, 14th January 2020

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

First UK test for Cofemel

EU alignment on artistic works has been left in doubt, suggests Caspar Rebling. [2020] EWHC 148 (IPEC), Response Clothing Ltd v The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd, High Court, 29th January 2020

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

Partial victory for Tiffany Parmar

This big brand wasn’t all-powerful, writes Leanne Gulliver. O/010/20, COTSWOLD LASHES BY TIFFANY (Opposition), UK IPO, 8th January 2020

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

A sobering decision

Robecca Davey details a win for Dame Vera Lynn. BL O/766/19, Halewood International Brands Ltd v Dame Vera Lynn, UK IPO, 12th December 2019

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment
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