UKIPO reveals that entities related to Michael Gleissner account for 5% of all live contested trademark cases in the United Kingdom – demonstrating the unprecedented volume of the millionaire’s filing activity.
The United Kingdom has a relatively complex system for the protection of designs. For example, five possible forms of protection are available for aspects of a design.
Abanka recently appealed a ruling to revoke its trademarks for insufficient use in the United Kingdom.
The EU General Court has upheld an EUIPO Board of Appeal decision which found a likelihood of confusion between the marks CLARANET and CLARO.
While consumers enjoy the low prices offered on Black Friday, the sales period is a significant challenge for trademark practitioners – especially for protecting shoppers from online scams.
The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s ruling in the London Taxi case, finding that the taxi cab shape mark lacks inherent distinctiveness.
A hearing officer has deemed that filing of applications to support a potential parodying form of use against a competitor falls short of the standards of acceptable commercial behaviour.
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has found that the 3D shapes of particular models of taxi were invalid and therefore not infringed by the manufacturer of the Beardmore models of London taxi.
USPTO Commissioner Mary Boney Denison has expanded on the office’s proactive efforts to clamp down on fraudulent and misleading trademark solicitation campaigns.
A first-of-its-kind research project has revealed the brands that UK consumers are most committed and loyal to, with technology giants Samsung and Apple topping the inaugural ranking.
We look at why it is crucial for the United Kingdom to formulate an approach to EU trademarks in the event of a 'hard' Brexit.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver hit the headlines when his online recipes were accused of infringing a US certification mark. The lawsuit coincides with the recent introduction of EU certification rights.
New research from marketplace platform Onbuy.com has revealed that a high proportion of consumers think negatively about rebrands that involve a name change.
In Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd v Sandoz Ltd the Court of Appeal confirmed the invalidity of an EU trademark registration for two shades of the colour purple, on the grounds that it did not meet the requirements for graphic representation of a trademark.
Nestlé has been dealt another blow in its ongoing battle to register the shape of its Kit Kat chocolate bar as a UK trademark. The Court of Appeal has recently dismissed Nestlé’s appeal which sought to overturn an earlier High Court finding that Nestlé’s three-dimensional Kit Kat shape trademark had not acquired distinctive character.