Trading up

The biggest brands often see African markets as a major prize. But well-known names should proceed with care, warns Chinwe Ogban

19th Oct 2020

Wild at heart

Can craft beer brands protect their IP as well as their independent spirit?

19th Oct 2020

When court comes calling

Andy Lee provides a comprehensive introduction to IP court proceedings and some ways to improve your chances of being on the winning side.

19th Oct 2020

A collector’s item

Dewdney Drew shares lessons from his experience of enforcing costs awards.

19th Oct 2020

Would you do a tour of duty?

Aligning the employee’s aims with the firm’s can lead to stronger alliances.

19th Oct 2020

We need to talk about bias

Let’s find ways to turn it to our advantage, says Andrea Brewster.

19th Oct 2020




Events calendar: October 2020

Our upcoming events for members, plus other IP events of interest.

19th Oct 2020

Insider: October 2020

Our latest news and updates of interest.

19th Oct 2020

TM20: October

Francesco Simone believes good food is good for business.

19th Oct 2020
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Norman Pattullo obituary

It was with much sadness that we learnt of the passing of one of the original partners of Murgitroyd, Norman Pattullo, on Wednesday 16th September 2020.

19th Oct 2020 | News


Case comments:


Scope question is settled

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

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Microphone appeal heard

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

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Closing the retail gap

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

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

KO-CO case shows cracks

Survey evidence did not cement its arguments, notes Sharon Kirby. O/353/20, KO-CO (Opposition), UK IPO, 15th July 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Stormy weather for a subcategory

Elena Valuiskich describes why this opposition foundered on a subtle distinction. C‑714/18 P, ACTC GmbH v EUIPO, CJEU, 16th July 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Vuitton bags a victory

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

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Ferrari latest to lose out

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

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Lay approach found lacking

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

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

No red flag for Toro

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

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

PetsHome sent packing

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

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Public perception tips the balance

Its role as an authority was an asset for British Gymnastics, reports Alex Deacon-Viney. [2020] EWHC 1678 (IPEC), British Amateur Gymnastics Association v UK Gymnastics Ltd, IPEC, 26th June 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment
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CITMA Review October

Read the October issue of CITMA Review online.

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