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Bodycon beware: How passing off fails boutique fashion

United Kingdom - March 26 2021 In Original Beauty Technology Co Ltd and other v G4K Fashion Ltd and other, David Stone (sitting as Deputy High Court Judge) ruled that the defendant…

Louise Gellman.

‘It’s like milk but made for humans’: General Court overturns EUIPO’s refusal to register Oatly’s trade mark

European Union, United Kingdom - February 12 2021 On 20 January 2021, the General Court ("GC") handed down its judgment in the appeal brought by Oatly AB ("Oatly") against the decision of the EU…

Louise Gellman, Paradis McCall.

Brexit - Are you prepared? Changes to the protection of unregistered designs from 1 January 2021

European Union, United Kingdom - February 5 2021 Following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 (Exit Day), UK businesses who previously relied on Community Unregistered…

Alex Vowinckel, Sarah Wright.

General Court finds no likelihood of confusion in BBQLOUMI opposition - Cypriot cheesemakers continue to struggle in EU trade mark courts

European Union, United Kingdom - February 3 2021 Further to a decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") in Case C-766/18P Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional…

Design disputes: combatting copycats with a collection of IP rights - Freddy SPA v Hugz Clothing Ltd

United Kingdom - December 22 2020 On 19 November 2020, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) handed down a decisive judgment in Freddy SPA v HUGZ Clothing Ltd & Ors [2020]…

Kara Tompsett, Sarah Wright.