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Passing off in the UK, Australia and New Zealand: a divergence in criteria
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • May 29 2015

On 13 May 2015, the UK Supreme Court affirmed the traditional requirements for the tort of passing off. The Court maintained that a claimant must

Deckers Outdoor Corporation protects registered design rights and trade marks
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 9 2015

Intellectual property solicitors at Walker Morris have helped Deckers Outdoor Corporation succeed in its design right and trade mark infringement

Can a property development be trade marked?
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 14 2015

The High Court has rejected an appeal against the refusal of an application for registration of the name CANARY WHARF as a trade mark. The

'Supreme' caution required when applying double identity rule
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2015

A recent High Court decision not only demonstrates the difficulty for trademark owners in enforcing descriptive trademarks (and the risk that those

Passing off the Starbucks (HK) Ltd v Sky U.K. Ltd story
  • FRKelly
  • United Kingdom
  • June 8 2015

The United Kingdom Supreme Court has issued an important decision on unregistered trade mark rights in circumstances where a company has not yet

Combination marks the limits of Medion further defined by Arnold J in JURA ORIGIN case
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom
  • July 24 2015

The European Court of Justice's decision in Medion (Case C-12004) is one that can provoke vitriol among even the calmest of practitioners. That case

United Kingdom: courts and OHIM stay ahead of the curve
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 1 2015

A significant number of internet and technology start-ups focus initially on the development of the idea underpinning their business, with less

Logos and no-gos
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 12 2015

On 11 June, Advocate General (AG) Wathelet of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) gave his opinion on certain questions referred by the

Scrambling for the win: Mattel and Zynga in the UK Court of Appeal
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom
  • April 16 2015

Toy manufacturing giant Mattel has won out in the final round of its recent dispute with social game services provider Zynga (of Farmville and Words

EU shape marks
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 16 2015

Since 2010, Nestlé has been seeking to register the shape of its Kit Kat chocolate bar as a trade mark. The shape, which is barely changed since the