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An absolute (grounds) grilling

Laura Robyn reviews the Applicant’s intelligence arguments. -822/17, Weber-Stephen Products LLC v EUIPO, General Court, 17th October 2018.

21st Jan 2019 | Case comment

No safe space for safe skies

Arguments on the window for evidence went unheeded, says Eleni Mezulanik. C-326/18 P, Safe Skies v EUIPO, CJEU, 4th October 2018.

21st Jan 2019 | Case comment

Food for thought

Gavin Stenton serves up the details of the Examiner’s decision. O/682/18, @PIZZA (Application, Opposition), UK IPO, 31st October 2018.

21st Jan 2019 | Case comment

Poor conduct costs dear

Sarah Williams describes why the Court felt it should lift the costs cap. [2018] EWHC 2728 (IPEC), Link Up Mitaka Ltd (t/a Thebigword) v Language Empire Ltd & Anor, IPEC, 17th October 2018.

21st Jan 2019 | Case comment

Gumtree comes unstuck

The Registrar wrangled with a variety of issues, writes Caroline Phillips. O/638/18, Gumtree (Invalidity), UK IPO, 11th October 2018.

21st Jan 2019 | Case comment

Argos comes oh so close

Arguments around targeting look set to continue, says Carrie Bradley. [2018] EWCA Civ 2211, Argos Ltd v Argos Systems Inc, Court of Appeal, 9th October 2018.

21st Jan 2019 | Case comment

An orderly ‘Q’

Richard May lines up the facts that led to a finding of likely confusion. O/585/18, Q (Opposition), UK IPO, 24th September 2018.

21st Jan 2019 | Case comment

Playing against precedent

Blake Robinson is concerned by potential limits on reputational reach. O/658/18, CXO2 (Opposition), UK IPO, 17th October 2018.

21st Jan 2019 | Case comment
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