Never has a conference theme been more appropriate. We go behind the scenes of an event that met this year’s unique circumstances head-on.
Martin Chinnery explores the post-transition standing of trade mark rights in some key self-governing jurisdictions.
As we reach the end of the CJEU’s supremacy in the UK, Dan Bailey reflects on whether INEOS has altered the road ahead for automotive trade mark rights
Adjoa Anim reflects on the historic wave of brand rethinks following recent anti-racism protests.
Lord Smith brings us up to date on how IPReg is responding to LSB's formal submission to the Competition and Markets Authority’s call for evidence.
Colin Bailey challenges us all to engage with the subject of culture and belief in the workplace
Adrian Dykes fills us in on why the idea of descriptiveness was not quite black and white. T-133/19, Off-White LLC v EUIPO, General Court, 25th June 2020
Emily Scott outlines a decision that got decidedly personal.  EWHC 2078 (Ch), Turbo-K Ltd v Turbo-K International Ltd & Others, High Court, 5th August 2020
Presumption of patronage was the problem, reports Robecca Davey. O/404/20, Grant Harrold v The Lord Chamberlain, UK IPO, 24th August 2020
The consumer would see the connection, explains Gavin Stenton. O/442/20, KARMA (Opposition), UK IPO, 11th September 2020
Users didn’t see origin in the colour of their inhalers, Dale Carter discovers. T‑187/19, Glaxo Group Ltd v EUIPO, General Court, 9th September 2020
Unfortunate remarks helped to cement the invalidity argument, reports Sarah Williams. 33 843 C (Invalidity), Full Colour Black Ltd v Pest Control Office Ltd, EUIPO, 14th September 2020
Confusion was the clincher for a bourbon clash, writes Charlotte Wilding.  EWHC 2424 (Ch), Sazerac Brands LLC & Others v Liverpool Gin Distillery Ltd & Others, 10th September 2020
Daniel Ramos digs into what constitutes accessory status.  EWHC 2094 (Pat), BMW AG v Premier Alloy Wheels (UK) Ltd & Others, High Court, 30th July 2020
Emmy Hunt reveals why an overlapping public played a key part. T-669/19, Novomatic AG v EUIPO, General Court, 9th September 2020
A healthy meals business clears the first hurdle in its series of claims, writes Nicole Marshall.  EWHC 2069 (IPEC), Fit Kitchen Ltd & Anor v Scratch Meals Ltd, High Court (IPEC), 29th July 2020
Trecina Sookhoo describes why Dior’s case was dismissed. O/379/20, PRETTY SAVAGE (Opposition), UK IPO, 4th August 2020
Dominic Farnsworth analyses a ruling that left the way clear for a footballer’s mark. C-449/18P, EUIPO v Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini, CJEU, 17th September 2020 (joined with C-474/18P, J.M.-E.V. e Hijos SRL v Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini & EUIPO)
Lack of distinctiveness crashed this case, says Catherine Byfield. R 1093/2019-1, Tecnica Group SpA v Zeitneu GmbH, EUIPO, 18th May 2020
Ciara Hughes clarifies why a claim of word play wasn’t convincing. R 2651/2019-1, Cannubis (Appeal), EUIPO, 31st August 2020