The UK government’s White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship includes a limited number of proposals relating to intellectual property. Among other things, the United Kingdom will establish its own GI scheme.
In the UK government's much-anticipated blueprint for the UK’s future relationship with the EU, IP rights are specifically addressed, but trademark practitioners will be left with many unanswered questions.
This week the Wimbledon tennis tournament got underway, with media reports noting how reigning champion Roger Federer “stunned onlookers by turning out on Centre Court in Uniqlo gear”. The focus then turned to the absence of his often-used RF logo, which is caught up in an ownership wrangle.
In our latest round-up, we take a look at how brands are embracing robot influencers, insights on how to combat malicious imposters, and much more.
In a blow for rights holders, in Cartier International AG v British Telecommunications Plc the UK Supreme Court has decided that internet service providers should not bear the implementation costs for website blocking orders.
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in London has held that there was no passing off by a shop selling cacti under the name Prick of goodwill arising from tattooing services offered under the same name.
The UK Supreme Court has handed down its decision in the Cartier website blocking case, siding with internet service providers (ISPs) and ruling that brand owners should indemnify ISPs for the costs of implementing blocking injunctions.
A popular author has successfully registered a trademark for the term GRABBA THE TRUMP. Talking to World Trademark Review, the applicant states that he enjoys provoking major brands with his trademark applications.
The treatment of geographical indications is proving a sticking point in the ongoing Brexit negotiations. While trademark associations have confirmed their support for a system of mutual recognition, the UK government has not yet made any guarantees.
A recent decision of the Patents Court of England and Wales demonstrates the increasing difficulties in enforcing trademarks registered for a broad class of goods or services.
The reality is that as the counterfeiting market expands, brands will never be able to eliminate every single instance of it. However, it is not necessarily a losing battle. Instead, it requires a change of focus.
The primary piece of national legislation relating to trademarks in the United Kingdom is the Trademarks Act 1994. This act contains provisions covering trademark infringement as well as criminal offences relating to anti-counterfeiting.
Online operators such as eBay, Facebook, Instagram and Amazon find themselves under the microscope. They have become hugely successful organisations, but their platforms are often misused by those infringing rights or promoting bad locations.
The Court of Appeal has reversed, in part, a High Court interim injunction which required Nike to delete certain social media posts as part of its "Nothing beats a Londoner/LDNR" campaign.
In our latest round-up, we look at a number of trademarks that appear to be related to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the USPTO unveiling a new resource center, the sale of the Toys-R-Us brand, and much more.