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IP case report for February 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 25 2015

The GC upheld the BoA's decision to reject the application on the basis that the mark was devoid of distinctive character under Art 7(1)(b). The BoA


UK Parliament set to vote on introducing plain packing for tobacco products
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2015

Following a recent Government announcement plain packaging legislation now looks set to be introduced in the UK. However, big questions still remain


IP case report for January 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 1 2015

The GC partially annulled the BoA's finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between the marks under Art 8(1)(b). The BoA had correctly


IP case report - September 2014
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • October 17 2014

Birss J held that the use of the word PINK by Victoria's Secret on its clothing and as the name of its retail outlets infringed Thomas Pink's


Plain packaging plans advance in the UK and Ireland whilst the WTO dispute over Australia's laws also heats up
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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