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High Court refuses permission to carry out survey in black cabs passing off case
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2015

An application by The London Taxi Company for permission to carry out a survey and adduce survey evidence in support of its claim in passing off


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


SCRABBLE misses out on double word score in app dispute
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 2 2015

In the recent case of J.W. Spear & Sons Ltd & Others v Zynga Inc 2015 EWCA Civ 290 the Court of Appeal considered trade mark infringement and


The dangers of descriptive or laudatory brand names
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2015

Whilst it is tempting to use descriptive words or superlatives as brand names - they are easily picked up by consumers and tell the potential


Not enough room on the road for Europcar logo: High Court holds Europcar's 'e' logo infringes Enterprise's 'e' device mark
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 19 2015

The High Court has held that Europcar's use of a logo comprising a stylised lower case 'e' on a green background infringes Enterprise's Community


Court of Appeal sends Interflora back to the High Court (again) for retrial with Marks and Spencer
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 6 2014

The Court of Appeal has allowed Marks and Spencer's appeal in part and remitted the case to the High Court for a retrial of the infringement claims


Internet service providers ordered to block sites selling counterfeits
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 23 2014

On 17 October 2014, Arnold J handed down his landmark judgment in Cartier, Montblanc and Richemont v BSkyB, BT, TalkTalk, EE and Virgin 2014 EWHC


Court of Appeal finds genuine use of Specsavers logo in final instalment of Specsavers v Asda
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 17 2014

On 15 October 2014, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd and others v Asda Stores Ltd and the


Victoria's Secret no longer in the pink: Thomas Pink wins in trade mark fight
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2014

On 31 July 2014, the High Court of Justice handed down its judgment in Thomas Pink Ltd v Victoria's Secret UK Ltd 2014 EWHC 2631 (Ch


Changes in the treatment of colour trade marks at OHIM and the UK IPO
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 9 2014

The UK Intellectual Property Office ("IPO") has issued guidance on the circumstances in which the use of a mark in colour will be taken into account