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The EU's Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) made errors in law when it determined that Bet365's name did not qualify for trade mark protection, the EU's General Court has ruled. 15 Dec 2017
A ruling by the EU's highest court will be welcomed by the makers of luxury goods because it will enable them to preserve the quality and prestige of their brands, a competition law expert has said. 06 Dec 2017
HM Revenue & Custom (HMRC), together with Border Force (a law enforcement command within the Home Office), are responsible for preventing counterfeit goods entering the UK. This guide provides a brief summary of the procedure in place for the detention...
Most trade mark filing application systems across the globe incorporate some form of opposition procedure, so that third parties can file their opposition to a grant of a trade mark application.
The Companies Act 2006 introduced the role of the ‘Company Names Adjudicator’ which became thenew weapon for trade mark owners.
This guide was last updated in December 2017.
A UK trade mark registration covers England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. A UK registration can be extended to Jersey and Guernsey by application to the respective trade mark offices in those Islands at additional cost. A detailed...
Applications are filed at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), which was known as the Office of Harmonisation in the International Market (OHIM) until 23 March 2016. A European Union Trade Mark (EUTM ) Registration covers all 28 member...
A Chinese electronics company has lost a bid to register the name 'Mi Pad' as an EU trade mark for its tablet computers following opposition by Apple. 06 Dec 2017
It is open to rights holders under EU law to pursue retailers and logistics companies as intermediaries in the infringement of their intellectual property (IP) rights, the European Commission has said. 01 Dec 2017
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