Christopher Pett

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Will the smoke soon clear?

United Kingdom - December 23 2015 The world’s four largest tobacco companies are currently taking High Court action against the UK Government. Their aim is to prevent a near-total…

Changes afoot for community trademarks

European Union - December 10 2015 Significant changes to European trademark law look to be coming into effect in 2016. Reform of existing Community trademark legislation has been the…

Sofa not quite so good

United Kingdom - August 25 2015 A tricky legal question with potentially awkward ramifications for UK owners of Community Trademarks (CTMs) has recently emerged from a decision of…

Reputation is not enough...

United Kingdom - May 29 2015 The UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled ([2015] UKSC 31) that a UK passing-off action cannot succeed on the basis of a reputation alone. Goodwill…

Got up again!

European Union, Germany - July 15 2014 In March 2013 I reported ('Get Up and Go') that Apple Inc. had managed to register in the USA designs as trademarks in relation to their retail…