Bernard Savage sets out how to make every conversation a conversion.
Carol Nyahasha and Olusegun Oyesanya explore the obstacles and outlook for new, IP-rich companies seeking a home in Africa.
Tim Moss made time to address our readers as he handed over his IPO role.
Oscar Benito shares CITMA’s priorities for improvement.
Aaron Wood explains why he believes the streamlined system is working as intended.
Our Autumn Conference in Birmingham was a great opportunity for practitioners at all career stages to learn from each other and collaborate as we explored the questions that will shape our industry’s future.
The Court backed a boutique brand, says Eve Duggan. O/658/22, Amber Kotrri v Industria de Diseno Textil, Sociedad Anonia, UK IPO, 3rd August 2022.
David Birchall considers the rejection of a reputation-based opposition. B 3 145 895, The Procter & Gamble Company v Giovanna Depalma, EUIPO, 12th August 2022.
Adding features can lend a shape inherent distinctiveness, as Désirée Fields explains. R 1839/2021-5, The Absolut Company Aktiebolag, EUIPO, 3rd June 2022.
Charlie Bond reports on the latest decision in the confectionery wars. Société des Produits Nestlé SA v Cadbury UK Ltd, High Court, 5th July 2022.
Adeena Hussain spells out why it failed to bag a 3D registration. R 503/2021-2, Speculative Product Design LLC v Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l, EUIPO, 24th May 2022.
It took only one ground to uphold this opposition, writes Emilia Petrossian. B 3 151 255, Maimango v MANGO, EUIPO, 16th August 2022.
Ramsay Monime believes this is an important case for 3D works. EWHC 2084 (IPEC), WaterRower (UK) Ltd v Liking Ltd (T/A Topiom), IPEC, 5th August 2022.