Features:

EU designs update

Bird & Bird has once again selected the latest EU design cases that deserve attention

20th Jul 2020

One step beyond

Bernadette Mee explains why BT’s latest rebrand was more than a simple change of symbol

20th Jul 2020

Making menopause manageable

Mandy Laurie offers some observations on supporting employees through this natural (but not yet normalised) process

20th Jul 2020

Letter from IPReg: our industry faces double trouble

As we emerge from lockdown, Lord Smith highlights a looming challenge.

20th Jul 2020

Investigation in the time of COVID

Gavin Hyde-Blake looks at how the professional landscape has changed for his boutique firm and the wider industry.

20th Jul 2020

First things first

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the vital role of first responders in safeguarding our society, but don’t ignore their importance in your organisation too.

20th Jul 2020

Regulars:

Events calendar: July 2020

What’s coming up from CITMA, plus other IP events of interest

20th Jul 2020

Insider: July 2020

Our latest news and updates of interest.

20th Jul 2020

The trade mark 20: July 2020

Cara McGlynn finds brand ingenuity inspiring

20th Jul 2020

Case comments:

See Yoo later

Appeal goes the wrong way for a WeWork competitor, says Laura Robyn. R 1089/2019-2, WeWork Companies Inc v Yoo Holdings Ltd, EUIPO, 17th April 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

Raw food fight offers real insight

Khemi Salhan believes the Defendant made a dog’s dinner of disclosure. [2020] EWHC 617 (IPEC), Natural Instinct Ltd v Natures Menu Ltd, 20th March 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

USA not A-OK

Laurie Bray explains why a famous festival failed to prove EU use of its mark. 000030381, Bodegas Vinos de Leon v AEG Presents Ltd, EUIPO, 3rd April 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

No free ride for FreePrints

A mixed result gives an insight into the mobile context, says Joel Smith. [2020] EWHC 713 (Ch), PlanetArt LLC & Another v Photobox Ltd & Another, 25th March 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

Marketplaces may have cards marked

Blake Robinson believes Amazon may not escape future scrutiny. C-567/18, Coty Germany GmbH v Amazon Services Europe SARL, Amazon Europe Core SARL, Amazon FC Graben GmbH & Amazon EU SARL, CJEU, 2nd April 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

A dog-eat-dog decision

Rob White sums up the outcome for a brewery brand. O/176/20, Christopher John Corbett v Hairy Dog Brewery Ltd, UK IPO, 18th March 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

Court comeback for cult band

Patrick Cantrill sounds off on how a legendary group won back its name. [2020] EWHC 710 (Ch), Rodney Slater & Others v Anglo-Atlantic Media Ltd, 8th April 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

Cooking up a storm

Leanne Gulliver gives us a taste of a food industry dispute. O/172/20, MASTERCHEF (Opposition), UK IPO, 17th March 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

Miley not so smiley

David Yeomans summarises one of the latest name-related disputes. R 2520/2018-4, Smiley Miley Inc v Cyrus Trademarks Ltd, EUIPO, 2nd April 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

One sparkling victory

Champagne made a great showing, Francesco Simone reports. R 1132/2019-4, Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne v Breadway, EUIPO, 17th April 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

Four and oh…

Charlotte Wilding explains why Armani was left counting the cost despite a quartet of arguments. T-654/18, Giorgio Armani SpA v EUIPO, General Court, 26th March 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

Firm guidance on “wobble” questions

Luke Portnow is keen to see how a Supreme Court decision will be deployed. C-237/19, Gömböc Kutató, Szolgáltató és Kereskedelmi Kft v Szellemi Tulajdon Nemzeti Hivatala, CJEU, 23rd April 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

Band on the run?

Sharon Kirby awaits a final answer. O/189/20, The UB40 Experience (Invalidity), UK IPO, 24th March 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

Link puts an end to lengthy dispute

Gavin Stenton reports on Gugler France’s decade-long campaign. C 736/18 P, Gugler France SA v EUIPO, CJEU, 23rd April 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

BoA isn’t backed up

Vishal Dattani looks closely at an eye-opening decision. T-688/18, Exploitatiemaatschappij de Berghaaf BV v EUIPO, General Court, 5th March 2020

20th Jul 2020 | Case comment

 

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