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ASOS 'supreme', but what will a change in the law mean?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2015

Earlier in April, we wrote an article on the Court of Appeal decision in the Assos v ASOS trade mark dispute. Since then there have been two


United States: the importance of registration in a global economy
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • China, United Kingdom
  • July 1 2015

An email from a trademark squatter in Asia demanding $50,000 for the assignment of a foreign registration of your client’s trademark arrives while


United Kingdom: does it matter if it’s black and white?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2015

The issue of trademarks being registered in black and white and then used in colour has attracted much discussion in recent years - not least due to


Pinterest now pinning its hopes on re-examination
  • Marks & Clerk
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2015

The company behind the social media site Pinterest has had its case against Premium Interest's application for a Community Trade Mark (CTM) for


Goodwill hunting now it’s over
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2015

On 13 May, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Starbucks (HK) Limited and another (Appellants) v British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC and others


UK Supreme Court rejects Australian approach to passing off
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • May 15 2015

Over twenty years ago, in ConAgra v McCain (1992) (ConAgra), the Full Federal Court of Australia found that a complainant in a passing off action did


Supreme Court has the final say on passing off: you need UK customers to establish goodwill in the UK.
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2015

In the case of Starbucks (HK) Limited and another v British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and others (2015 UKSC 31), the Supreme Court reaffirmed that


Counterfeit goods in transit latest developments
  • Collyer Bristow LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 22 2015

In the realm of international trade in goods and commodities, the term 'goods in transit' refers to goods which originate in one country and are


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


Duelling ukuleles and sofa workshops recent cases highlight advantages of national protection alongside CTM registrations, and the continued importance of passing off
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom
  • July 13 2015

A few weeks ago the UK Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Starbucks HK (not the coffee company) in a passing off case. The UKSC confirmed the