Features:

A right royal rout

Lee Curtis reflects on the questions raised by the attempted registration of a high-born brand.

8th Jun 2020

A question of Pride

Support for diversity and inclusion or simply opportunistic “rainbow-washing”? What does the adoption of the rainbow mean for the credibility of an iconic symbol?

8th Jun 2020

Hello, IPO!

What did a group of newly qualified attorneys learn from going behind the scenes in Newport?

8th Jun 2020

IP Inclusive - We’re taking steps to widen our intake

Andrea Brewster needs your help to increase diversity in our profession.

8th Jun 2020

Who owns what?

Kate Swaine defines the scope of employee ownership when it comes to IP.

8th Jun 2020

Harmonisation: New code, new options

Wondering what EU harmonisation means for Italy’s trade mark owners? Paola Gelato breaks down three important changes.

8th Jun 2020

 

Regulars:

EU filing stats – apology

The accuracy of the table of EUTM applications filed by UK firms published in the May issue of CITMA Review has been queried by a number of members.

8th Jun 2020

Events calendar: June 2020

An important update on our future events programme.

8th Jun 2020

The trade mark 20: June 2020

Lee Curtis believes he's struck lucky.

8th Jun 2020

Insider: June 2020

Our latest news and updates of interest.

8th Jun 2020

 

Case comments:

Sky launches another attack

A figurative addition didn’t guarantee distinctiveness, reports Jasmine Sihre. B 3 079 387, Sky Ltd v Guangdong Dabanya Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd, EUIPO, 17th March 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

Is Monster out of energy?

Its recent opposition certainly missed the mark, writes Emila Petrossian. B 2 399 957, Monster Energy Company v Hollywood Marketing SLU (t/a Monster.travel), EUIPO, 13th March 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

Court says no to Nokia

An unusual opinion on pronunciation caught the eye of Rose Smalley. B 3 082 511, Nokia Corporation v Shenzhen Road Zhengtong Trading Co. Ltd, EUIPO, 5th March 2020 .

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

Going for global

Roshani Muniweera offers the tale of a problematic appeals decision. C-328/18 P, Equivalenza Manufactory SL v EUIPO, CJEU, 4th March 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

Low marks for luxury goods decision

Victor Povid questions the conclusions reached by the EUIPO. B 3 079 736, Elena Sivoldaeva v Aditya Vitthal Choksi & Others, EUIPO, 31st January 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

No Go for proof of bad faith

Once again the bar was set high, says Sarah De’Ath. O/134/20, Pasta Go (Opposition), UK IPO, 4th March 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

Gloomy days for Halloumi

Assessment of collective trade marks should be no different from that of traditional trade marks, notes Désirée Fields. C-766/18, Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus named Halloumi v EUIPO, CJEU, 5th March 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

Arcade owner wins out

Adeline Weber Bain hails the end of a lengthy saga. C‑155/18 P to C‑158/18 P (Joined), Tulliallan Burlington Ltd v EUIPO, CJEU, 4th March 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

Polo gains partial victory

Dale Carter believes too narrow a view was taken. B 2 569 773, The Polo/Lauren Company v Luigi Civile, EUIPO, 12th March 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

Game, set and match

Gavin Stenton reflects on a defeat for Dogmatch. B 3 072 863, Match Group v Fönstria AB, EUIPO, 16th March 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

Beyond bad taste?

Rose Franckeiss looks forward to future tests of a liberal approach. C-240/18 P, Constantin Film Produktion v EUIPO, CJEU, 27th February 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

An all-star game?

Sarah Husslein suggests it might have been, had the Applicant taken the offensive. O/110/20, ALL STARS (Opposition), UK IPO, 20th February 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

Extend at your own risk

Exercise care when broadening the scope of rights, warns Amelia Skelding. O/136/20, LIPSY COUTURE (Opposition), UK IPO, 4th March 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

About a burger

Using practical experience was deemed appropriate, reports Leanne Gulliver. R 772/2019-1, Shape of a candy hamburger (3D mark), EUIPO, 5th March 2020.

8th Jun 2020 | Case comment

 

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