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Reform of the EU trade mark framework

European Union - June 24 2015 On 10 June 2015, the European Parliament, Council and Commission informally agreed to changes to the Trademark Directive 200895 EC (Directive) and...

Iliana Haleen, Florian Traub.


Quicker EU-wide trade mark protection is now possible (at no extra cost)

European Union - November 27 2014 The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM - the EU trade mark office) has announced the introduction of a new accelerated procedure...

Gillian Dennis, Florian Traub.


UK Intellectual Property Office succeeds in proceedings against companies masquerading as the IPO

United Kingdom - August 28 2014 The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the official body that grants registered IP rights in the UK, has announced that it has succeeded in legal...

Gillian Dennis.


UK registered trade marks which ‘lack sufficient clarity and precision’ could be invalidated

United Kingdom, European Union - July 3 2014 In a recent ruling, the UK High Court has warned businesses to ensure that the scope of their trade marks is clear and precise or risk their marks...

Gillian Dennis.


Is the future bright for colour marks?

United Kingdom - April 16 2014 The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Cadbury may not appeal a refusal to register the colour purple as a UK trade mark. Well-known confectioner...

Gillian Dennis.