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Gold bottle battle

Gold bottle battle makes EUIPO position on trade mark colour clear.

10th Dec 2019 | Case comment

Bath time drama

The Intellectual Property Act 2014 removed “aspects” from the definition of a UK unregistered design right. Cue confusion.

9th Dec 2019 | Case comment

Choice words

Bonita Trimmer notes this CJEU clarification on jurisdiction. C-172/18, AMS Neve v Heritage Audio, CJEU, 5th September 2019.

9th Dec 2019 | Case comment

No gunk, no confusion

Caroline Phillips points out why the Fast Track is not always the best route. O/473/19, NO GUNK NO JUNK (Opposition), UK IPO, 13th August 2019.

9th Dec 2019 | Case comment

More hard times for Easy

Complacency may have played a part, notes Laura Robyn. O/462/19 ARNOLD CLARK EASY PAY (Invalidity), UK IPO, 19th August 2019.

9th Dec 2019 | Case comment

Oh Deere!

A famous name benefits from a procedural oversight, says Gavin Stenton. B 3 049 324, Jian Gui Zhao v Deere & Company, EUIPO, 12th September 2019.

9th Dec 2019 | Case comment

Monsters banished

Monsters banished Amelia Skelding reports that a big-name brand failed to scare off an application. B 305 6757, Monster Energy Company v Plus4U, EUIPO, 26th August 2019.

9th Dec 2019 | Case comment

Tiny troubles

An 80s reference didn’t have sufficient resonance, suggests Ciara Hughes. O/482/19 CLWB TROPICANA (Opposition), UK IPO, 16th August 2019.

9th Dec 2019 | Case comment
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