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ANALYSIS: Brand owners are likely to face major new challenges when seeking to enforce their intellectual property rights online as a result of imminent changes to data protection laws in Europe. 02 May 2018
Brand owners seeking to prevent their EU trade marks from being revoked may not need to provide evidence from every EU country that those marks have acquired distinctive character, an adviser to the EU's highest court has said. 20 Apr 2018
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...
Businesses will be able to register trade marks for moving images under changes proposed to UK law. 21 Feb 2018
The validity of a Christian Louboutin trade mark for the iconic red colour of its shoe soles should be assessed with broader consideration of the shape of the soles upon which the red colour typically appears, an adviser to the EU's highest court has said.... 07 Feb 2018
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