Intellectual Property Rights X Fashion Shows: Brand protection on the “legal runway”

In the fashion industry, intellectual property rights such as trade..

UEFA v The (European) Super League – intellectual property rights on the legal playing field

On 18 April 2021, the proposal for a new mid-week competition for..

Exhausted by Brexit?

On 7 June 2021, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) launched..

Patent Settlement Agreements with a “Pay for Delay” element – restrictive ‘by object’?

Almost two decades ago the European Commission (EC) launched a..

Dan Thornton - Dec 17, 2020

Why building and nurturing an IP culture in your business is important

Intellectual property (“IP”) – patents in particular – form a key..

COVID-19 rescue act or major overhaul of the UK insolvency framework?

As we go into England’s second national lockdown of this COVID-19..

Kate O'Rourke - Sep 01, 2020

The benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to brands and businesses

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is standard practice for most..

Is Sky the limit in the David versus Goliath trade mark battle of the last decade?

Hilda-Georgina Kwafo-Akoto examines the potential implications of Sky..

Edmund Harrison - Jul 29, 2020

®egistration and/or use of a trade mark – an automatic defence in the UK to trade mark infringement claims?

It is quite a common and perfectly reasonable assumption by some..

Kate O'Rourke - Jul 29, 2020

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court - ongoing success for brand owners

Since 1990 businesses seeking to defend their intellectual property..

Victoria Coleman - Jul 21, 2020

UK formally withdraws from the UPC

In a statement to Parliament on 20 July 2020, the government formally..

Sean Jauss - Jun 24, 2020

A shake up in legal advice privilege: protect your client-lawyer communications!

Legal privilege is not an area of law that changes much. But the..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Jun 08, 2020

Zombie trade marks: overcoming the pitfalls of resurrecting a brand

Have you ever fondly remembered a brand from your youth and wished..

Frederick Steele - May 22, 2020

Electronic signatures, “the new normal”?

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing has meant that..

Sean Jauss - May 20, 2020

Fashion and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: brand protection should never go out of style

The fashion industry like all other industries is navigating..

Joe McAlary - May 11, 2020

Packaging – why a design registration could help protect your look

The food and drink sector is a notoriously crowded and competitive..

Pollyanna Savva - May 06, 2020

Counterfeit contagion: fraudulent activities spread amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruption to manufacturing..

Andrew Pitts - Apr 24, 2020

Governments look to protect companies from IP enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

A large effort is underway globally to ensure that there are enough..

The CJEU delivers the sweet fragrance of victory to Amazon

On 2 April 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Apr 09, 2020

Why a "COVID-19” trade mark should be rejected

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly forced us all to adapt our..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Mar 19, 2020

Parallel imports of pharmaceuticals – A UK trade mark perspective

The UK parallel import licensing scheme lets a medicine authorised in..

Willum Wytenburg - Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Extension at the EPO: Not ALL deadlines extended!

Part 2 of this blog was published on 17 April 2020. Please read for..

Kate O'Rourke - Mar 09, 2020

When the sky is not the limit: Issues facing businesses when expanding services and products

Conflicting views on the legitimacy of filing trademarks with broad..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Mar 03, 2020

What’s in a name? Enforcing trade mark rights and the own name defence

Clothing and accessories brand Hugo Boss has recently found itself..

Andy King - Feb 20, 2020

Sky v Skykick - status quo remains for trade mark owners

Background

Sky, the TV, broadcasting, media and telecommunications..

Kate O'Rourke - Dec 02, 2019

The Aboriginal flag dispute in focus: who owns the right to use?

The Australian government is considering whether to compulsorily..

Sean Jauss - Aug 13, 2019

Understanding Europe’s trade secret rules

Companies invest in developing or acquiring intellectual capital to..

Andy King - Jul 31, 2019

Cultural (mis)appropriation in trademarks: can (and should) you register culturally sensitive names?

Andy King, Partner and Trademark Attorney at Mewburn Ellis, discusses..

Sean Jauss - Jun 14, 2019

Conducting due diligence and audits on intellectual property rights

You conduct due diligence of intellectual property (IP) rights to..

Matthew Smith - Feb 15, 2019

Building an IP portfolio: Nine tips for success

Companies need to think carefully about how they protect, manage and..