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What constitutes use has been given concrete dimensions, writes Amelia Skelding. C-684/19, mk advokaten GbR v MBK Rechtsanwälte GbR, CJEU, 2nd July 2020
But the final word was given to the Examiner, explains Chris Thomas. R 2630/2019-4, Logitech Europe SA v Fourth Board of Appeal, EUIPO, 3rd July 2020
Trade mark law may be catching up with the digital era, suggests Anousha Vasantha. C-763/18 P, Wallapop SL v EUIPO & Unipreus SL, CJEU (AG), 25th June 2020
Survey evidence did not cement its arguments, notes Sharon Kirby. O/353/20, KO-CO (Opposition), UK IPO, 15th July 2020
Elena Valuiskich describes why this opposition foundered on a subtle distinction. C‑714/18 P, ACTC GmbH v EUIPO, CJEU, 16th July 2020
But a further decision is still in the works, reports Maria Muntean. T‑105/19, Louis Vuitton Malletier v EUIPO, General Court, 10th June 2020
Even an automotive icon can struggle to produce convincing evidence, writes Leanne Gulliver. C-30 743, ARES Performance AG v Ferrari SpA, EUIPO, 29th May 2020
A more experienced applicant may have conveyed the necessary nuance, says Charlie Bond. O/336/20, Cross and Heart Device (Opposition), UK IPO, 23rd June 2020
Dale Carter expects the Opponent will be raising a glass. R 2047/2019-1, Viña Concha y Toro SA v Bingliang Hu, EUIPO, 7th July 2020
Global assessment cemented the decision, says Charlotte Wilding. R 2384/2019-1, Guangzhou Shanglin Trading Co. Ltd v Pets at Home Ltd, EUIPO, 6th July 2020
Its role as an authority was an asset for British Gymnastics, reports Alex Deacon-Viney.  EWHC 1678 (IPEC), British Amateur Gymnastics Association v UK Gymnastics Ltd, IPEC, 26th June 2020