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Bad romance

Any good feeling dies as partnership dissolves, says Eve Brown. O/226/19, MODERN ROMANCE (Invalidity), UK IPO, 1st May 2019.

22nd Jul 2019 | Case comment

Kors case goes off course

Nick Bowie reveals why an invalidity argument was unconvincing. 000015152, Michael Kors (Switzerland) International GmbH v Julong Wang, EUIPO, 30th April 2019.

22nd Jul 2019 | Case comment

Hard day for easyGroup

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.

22nd Jul 2019 | Case comment

Appeal has no power

Chris Thomas recounts the reasoning behind the judge’s support of the HO. [2019] EWHC 849 (Ch), Manpower Direct (UK) Ltd v Manpower Group Inc, High Court, 11th April 2019.

22nd Jul 2019 | Case comment

Mind the gaps

Mark Caddle warns of the need for solid evidence. B 3 007 088, Transport for London v Charalampos Rosios, EUIPO, 8th May 2019.

22nd Jul 2019 | Case comment

Insight not in evidence

The Court didn’t find Nirvana’s arguments enlightening, says Clare Liang. 000017165 C, NIRVANA (Cancellation), EUIPO, 3rd April 2019.

22nd Jul 2019 | Case comment

Reputation leads to rejection

Laura Robyn explains how LinkedIn ironed out a trade mark kink. O/178/19, KINKEDIN (Opposition), UK IPO, 4th April 2019.

22nd Jul 2019 | Case comment

Opponent comes up Blanc

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

22nd Jul 2019 | Case comment
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