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Swansong for Souvenir

Rachel Garrod looks at the reasons why this appeal was considered unfounded. C-488/16 P, Bundesverband Souvenir – Geschenke – Ehrenpreise eV v EUIPO, CJEU, 6th September 2018.

1st Dec 2018 | Case comment

Classic case

Yet Charlie Bond believes that further guidance could be useful. O/533/18, Royal Christmas Gala (Opposition), UK IPO, 28th August 2018.

1st Dec 2018 | Case comment

Sweet but short?

Adrian Dykes feels that this Apple victory may be short-lived. T-104/17, Apple Inc v EUIPO and Apo International Co Ltd, General Court, 13th September 2018.

1st Dec 2018 | Case comment

On with the game

A childhood staple resisted a recent challenge, writes Charlotte Wilding. O/501/18, MONOPOLY (Opposition), UK IPO, 14th August 2018.

1st Dec 2018 | Case comment

Application goes up in smoke

Damage to an established mark was too likely, reports Emmy Hunt. O/564/18, NIVEA (Opposition), UK IPO, 11th September 2018.

1st Dec 2018 | Case comment

To IPEC or not?

It’s a popular forum, but, asks Patrick Cantrill, is it appropriate? [2018] EWHC 2263 (Ch), Massimo Osti Srl v Global Design and Innovation Ltd & Anor, High Court, 30th August 2018.

1st Dec 2018 | Case comment

Fitness fall out

Richard May reflects on a clear case of likely confusion. O/536/18, Outdoor Physical Training (Opposition), UK IPO, 28th August 2018.

1st Dec 2018 | Case comment

Final nail in the coffin?

The failure of another application may mark the end of the road, suggests Gavin Stenton. O/563/18, Edward Green & Company Ltd (Application), UK IPO, 11th September 2018.

1st Dec 2018 | Case comment
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