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Trade mark case: Birkenstock loses protection for its 'patterned sole' UK trade mark

United Kingdom - April 24 2018 In the UK, it is an established point of law that the association of a sign with a brand, is not sufficient to establish acquired distinctiveness....

Holly Webb, Jeremy Dickerson.

Popular expired domain names are being re-registered for the sale of counterfeit goods

United Kingdom, European Union - November 28 2017 A research report run by the EUIPO has found that counterfeit organisations are infringing brand owners intellectual property rights (IPR) through the...

Jeremy Dickerson.

IP update: three things you need to know about the October 2017 changes

United Kingdom, European Union - October 30 2017 On 1 October 2017, several changes came into effect in relation to EU trade marks. The Intellectual Property "Unjustified Threats" Act is also now...

Jeremy Dickerson.

Use it or lose it: to maintain a CTM registration “genuine use” is required beyond just one Member State

United Kingdom - August 10 2015 In a recent Intellectual Property Enterprise Court decision, the High Court has found two Community Trade Marks (“CTMs”) owned by Sofa Workshop for...

Jeremy Dickerson.

Anti-counterfeiting 2015 a global guide: UK chapter

United Kingdom, European Union - May 18 2015 The primary anti-counterfeiting legislation in the United Kingdom is set out in trademark and customs legislation. The Trademarks Act 1994 contains...

Jeremy Dickerson, Georgina Shaw.