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Plain packaging plans advance in the UK and Ireland whilst the WTO dispute over Australia's laws also heats up

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • July 31 2014

On 10 June 2014 the Irish Government announced it will be the first country in the European Union to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products

Plain packaging: the lessons learned so far

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom
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  • May 6 2014

On December 1 2012, Australia was the first country in the world to introduce rules on standardising packaging for tobacco products by excluding any

Infringement of registered and unregistered design in a beer glass

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 12 2013

Recorder Douglas Campbell held that Utopia's UK unregistered design right in the shape of the profile of the outer surfaces of its 'Aspen' beer glass

Appeal dismissed in computer program copyright infringement case

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 12 2013

The Court of Appeal (Lewison LJ giving the lead judgment) dismissed SAS's appeal and upheld Arnold J's finding (reported in CIPA Journal, February

Evidence of a change in the economic behaviour of consumers required to establish dilution

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 12 2013

The CJ upheld EM's appeal, setting aside the decision of the GC to uphold the BoA's finding that the mark applied for by EM might dilute Elmar Wolf's

Court of Appeal holds now mark invalid

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 12 2013

The Court of Appeal dismissed Starbucks' appeal from the decision of Arnold J in which he dismissed Starbucks' claims for trade mark infringement and

IPEC finds trade mark for Wishbone Ash valid and infringed

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 12 2013

Recorder Douglas Campbell found that Mr Powell's CTM for WISHBONE ASH (the 'Mark') had not been registered in bad faith. He also dismissed Mr

Decisions of the GC - December 2013

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 12 2013

The GC upheld the BoA's finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between the two marks under Art 8(1)(b). The BoA was correct to find that the

SCRABBLE marks not infringed by SCRAMBLE game

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 12 2013

Mattel were the owners of all intellectual property rights associated with the well-known game SCRABBLE outside the US and Canada. Zynga was a

Community registered design invalid due to earlier Spanish design

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 12 2013

The GC upheld the BoA's findings that a Community design for a corkscrew was invalid under Articles 4, 6(1)(b) and 25(1)(b) of the Community Designs