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The shape of a London taxi not valid for trade mark protection, rules Court of Appeal02 Nov 2017

Giant trade mark declared invalid, French Supreme Court rules 22 Sep 2017

Out-Law Guides

  • Detention of counterfeit goods at UK borders

    Rights holders can get help from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to stop counterfeit goods entering the UK. But under a new procedure introduced in 2009, they must act quickly if they are to get the most of the help on offer.

  • Trade mark opposition procedures

    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 Company Names Adjudicator

    The Companies Act 2006 has introduced the role of the ‘Company Names Adjudicator’ which is a new weapon for trade mark owners. 

  • Registering a trade mark through the Madrid Protocol

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in November 2008.

  • Registering a trade mark in the UK

    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.

  • Registering a trade mark in the EU

    Applications are filed at the Community Trade Marks office (the  Office of Harmonisation in the Internal Market , known as OHIM). A Community Trade Mark ( CTM ) Registration covers all 27 member states of the European Union. It is a statutory right governed...

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CJEU adviser defines criteria on imports of UK Schweppes products to Spain 13 Sep 2017

EU Brexit paper on IP offers welcome news on supplementary protection certificates, says expert 11 Sep 2017

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