Earlier this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its much-anticipated judgment in one of the most important referrals in EU trademark law over the last few years.
The judgment considers how you can, and cannot, deal with unclear and imprecise specifications of goods and services in trade mark registrations, provides clarification as to what constitutes bad faith, and whether a finding of bad faith will invalidate the entire trade mark, or just specific goods or services contained in the specification. The CJEU has also determined whether the English law requirement that an applicant has a bona fide intention to use is compatible with EU law.
In this webinar, Kate Swaine, partner and head of Gowling WLG's UK trademarks, brands and designs team, discusses the key principles that the CJEU set out in its landmark judgment.
Kate Swaine is the head of Gowling WLG's UK trademarks, brands and design team. Recognised as a 'trademark star' in the IP Stars Guide 2019 and World Trademark Review 2019, Kate is an experienced litigator and works with clients on both domestic and international IP portfolios, managing global enforcement programs and co-ordinating work in more than 50 countries. Her clients include renowned international brands, such as Dyson Technology, Aston Martin and Weetabix.