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Brexit: Our path to protecting the profession

We take you through the timeline of our work to keep IP at the forefront of Brexit planning.

14th May 2020

Top filers 2019

CITMA Review has completed our annual investigation of filing data for the past calendar year to provide details of the top UK-based filers of UK and EU trade marks.

29th Apr 2020

In memoriam: Remembering Brian March

Senior members of the CITMA community offer their reflections on the life of a respected colleague.

28th Apr 2020

SkyKick offers little satisfaction

Significant issues remain for brand owners following an anticlimactic finale, according to our authors.

28th Apr 2020

Making sense of statements

Ash Chandarana demystifies financial statements with eight important answers for IP professionals.

28th Apr 2020

Singapore swings

Following big policy changes in 2019, the time is right to look at IP developments in this fast-evolving country.

28th Apr 2020

#UsToo?

Jim Pearson would like everyone in the IP profession to enjoy dignity in the workplace.

28th Apr 2020

 

Regulars:

Insider: May 2020

Our latest news and updates of interest.

28th Apr 2020

The trade mark 20

Scott Gardiner… is cautiously optimistic

28th Apr 2020

Events calendar: May 2020

An important update on our future events programme.

28th Apr 2020

 

Case comments:

N is for no

Eleni Mezulanik puzzles out why a mark received partial registration. B 2 858 879, SSC NAPOLI SpA v Aicha Oucheikh, EUIPO, 28th January 2020

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

One more Loch Ness mystery

Evidence of use was completely absent, says Paul Hegedus. O/772/19, LOCH NESS (Opposition), UK IPO, 13th December 2019

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

A frank discussion

The Court found a failure to disclose all material facts fairly, says Justin Bukspan. [2020] EWHC 40 (Ch), easyGroup Ltd v EasyFly SA & Others, High Court, 14th January 2020

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

First UK test for Cofemel

EU alignment on artistic works has been left in doubt, suggests Caspar Rebling. [2020] EWHC 148 (IPEC), Response Clothing Ltd v The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd, High Court, 29th January 2020

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

Partial victory for Tiffany Parmar

This big brand wasn’t all-powerful, writes Leanne Gulliver. O/010/20, COTSWOLD LASHES BY TIFFANY (Opposition), UK IPO, 8th January 2020

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

A sobering decision

Robecca Davey details a win for Dame Vera Lynn. BL O/766/19, Halewood International Brands Ltd v Dame Vera Lynn, UK IPO, 12th December 2019

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

Brewdog is blown out

A key argument was considered irrelevant, Oliver Tidman notes. BL O/769/19, BREWDOG DOGHOUSE (Partial Rejection), UK IPO, 9th December 2019

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

Clear ride for Red Bull

Free-riding was evident, reports Charlotte Wilding. [2020] EWHC 124 (Ch), Red Bull GmbH v Big Horn UK Ltd & Others, High Court, 30th January 2020

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

Cheesemaker sees red

David Birchall examines a recent decision regarding specifying colour elements of marks. [2019] EWHC 3454 (Ch), Fromageries Bel SA v J Sainsbury plc, High Court, 12th December 2019

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

Opponent gets a roasting

Attacks on three fronts didn’t help, explains Hannah Cramp. O/009/20, Square Mile Coffee Roasters (Opposition), UK IPO, 8th January 2020

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

Amazon lacks convincing ring

Rose Smalley looks at the Court’s reverse reasoning. T-270/19, Amazon Technologies, Inc v EUIPO, General Court, 19th December 2019

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment

Who’s the lucky lady?

The decision went for the Opponent, reports Sophie Soeting. O/749/19, MILLIONAIRE LADY (Opposition), UK IPO, 9th December 2019

27th Apr 2020 | Case comment
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