Features:

Our conference rises to the challenge

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.

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Brexit: Charting the territories

Martin Chinnery explores the post-transition standing of trade mark rights in some key self-governing jurisdictions.

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Analysis: The shape of the future?

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

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Brand strategy: Revolution = Evolution

Adjoa Anim reflects on the historic wave of brand rethinks following recent anti-racism protests.

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Letter from IPReg: No case for one-size-fits-all

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.

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Perspective: Focus on faith

Colin Bailey challenges us all to engage with the subject of culture and belief in the workplace

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Regulars:

The trade mark 20: December

Isadora Schumacher is looking forward to a new life in London

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Insider: December 2020

Our latest news and updates of interest.

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Our events

An action-packed year is in the offing

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Case comments:

Grey area gains ground

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

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A view to TKIL

Emily Scott outlines a decision that got decidedly personal. [2020] EWHC 2078 (Ch), Turbo-K Ltd v Turbo-K International Ltd & Others, High Court, 5th August 2020

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Door closes on butler mark

Presumption of patronage was the problem, reports Robecca Davey. O/404/20, Grant Harrold v The Lord Chamberlain, UK IPO, 24th August 2020

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Karma confusion

The consumer would see the connection, explains Gavin Stenton. O/442/20, KARMA (Opposition), UK IPO, 11th September 2020

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The power of perception

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

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How to throw a case

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

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Extra arguments aren’t effective

Confusion was the clincher for a bourbon clash, writes Charlotte Wilding. [2020] EWHC 2424 (Ch), Sazerac Brands LLC & Others v Liverpool Gin Distillery Ltd & Others, 10th September 2020

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No trivial pursuit

Daniel Ramos digs into what constitutes accessory status. [2020] EWHC 2094 (Pat), BMW AG v Premier Alloy Wheels (UK) Ltd & Others, High Court, 30th July 2020

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Case turns on common ground

Emmy Hunt reveals why an overlapping public played a key part. T-669/19, Novomatic AG v EUIPO, General Court, 9th September 2020

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Fit to move forward

A healthy meals business clears the first hurdle in its series of claims, writes Nicole Marshall. [2020] EWHC 2069 (IPEC), Fit Kitchen Ltd & Anor v Scratch Meals Ltd, High Court (IPEC), 29th July 2020

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Perception position pays off

Trecina Sookhoo describes why Dior’s case was dismissed. O/379/20, PRETTY SAVAGE (Opposition), UK IPO, 4th August 2020

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Making room for Messi

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)

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Moon Boot fails to land

Lack of distinctiveness crashed this case, says Catherine Byfield. R 1093/2019-1, Tecnica Group SpA v Zeitneu GmbH, EUIPO, 18th May 2020

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Clearly cannabis

Ciara Hughes clarifies why a claim of word play wasn’t convincing. R 2651/2019-1, Cannubis (Appeal), EUIPO, 31st August 2020

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CITMA Review December

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