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14 March 2018

Battle of the burgers: BURGERISTA held to be valid and infringed

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has held that the mark BURGERISTA for restaurant services was valid and infringed by the sign BURGISTA for the same services.

13 March 2018

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: United Kingdom

To minimise the risk of counterfeit medicines reaching consumers, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency licenses all steps of the medicine distribution system and monitors the supply and manufacture of medical devices.

12 March 2018

Bacardi bourbon battle hits the mainstream press; UK company pledges to fight on

Over the past few days, a UK business owner’s dispute with Bacardi over its Angel’s Envy bourbon brand has garnered media attention in trade and national press titles. The dispute highlights a quandary for large companies when the ‘David v Goliath’ narrative is cited – whether to engage in public arguments or to keep quiet.

09 March 2018

The Gleissner Oppositions: investigation reveals serial trademark filer has prevailed in disputes with major brands

​​​​​​​A major new investigation by World Trademark Review reveals entrepreneur Michael Gleissner has lost a vast majority of opposition decisions in the UK, but has scored some notable victories against well-known brands.

07 March 2018

“A registration doesn’t necessarily trump earlier use”: takeaways from Dulwich Hamlet’s trademark dispute

The owners of a London stadium have sent a cease and desist letter to 125 year-old football club Dulwich Hamlet over the continued use of its name. However, industry experts suggest that the registration could be vulnerable.

05 March 2018

Sky v Skykick headed to ECJ on breadth of registrations; answers will be significant for all brand owners

The High Court in Sky plc v SkyKick UK Limited will refer five questions to the ECJ on trademark issues relating to bad faith (for filing with no intention to use) and clarity issues with trademark specifications. 

01 March 2018

Registries are alive with the sound of trademarks

Registrations for sound trademarks are becoming more prevalent at major IP registries around the world. We look at some of the opportunities for sound marks, as well as common challenges and how to overcome them.

01 March 2018

Expert wonders if adidas enjoys “hyperprotection” as sportswear giant prevails in EU three stripes battle

The EU General Court has ruled that two parallel stripes on footwear infringes the 'three stripes' trademark rights of adidas. One IP expert has questioned whether it is an example of a brand enjoying “hyperprotection”.

01 March 2018

Plain crazy? Extending plain-packaging restrictions to alcohol and sugar

Following in the footsteps of tobacco regulation, momentum is building in support of plain packaging for alcoholic and high-fat, salt and sugar products. These industries should act early to head off the threat of increasing legislation.

28 February 2018

Local use and invalidations: when use can defeat a registration

The Court of Appeal has considered when unregistered use can defeat an existing trademark registration, finding that localised unregistered use may be sufficient to invalidate a registered mark.

28 February 2018

Navigating the evolving landscape of social media

Although it is a hard truth that we must learn from our mistakes, it is also equally true that we can learn from the mistakes of others. Thus, it is essential for brands to learn from the failures and successes of the approaches adopted by their competitors in tackling online abuse in the social media environment.

28 February 2018

Mobile mayhem: brand protection in a changing environment

When shopping on their handheld devices, millennials are turning to mobile platforms that combine social interaction, entertainment and e-commerce. It is important to understand some of the challenges that this presents for a brand seeking to protect itself in this new age, and how the challenges might be met.

28 February 2018

Ongoing battle, focused defence – the changing brand protection landscape

The key thing to remember when it comes to brand protection is that it is not a static goal or aspiration. Rather, it is an ongoing endeavour that shifts and transforms according to changes in the business and the changing behaviour of scammers, infringers and cyber criminals.

23 February 2018

Brexit update, plain packaging begins in Ireland, and first trademark ruling in Barbados: news round-up

In this round-up edition, we look at the latest Brexit developments from a trademark perspective, Hershey’s hawkish eye over the marijuana industry, and the result from the first ever trademark dispute in Barbados.

15 February 2018

Logan Paul fiasco shows risk for brands on YouTube; research reveals more YouTubers seeking trademark protection

Recent incidents have demonstrated why brands must be careful when advertising on YouTube. New research also reveals that YouTube's content creators are increasingly obtaining registered trademark protection.