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Stobbs IP | United Kingdom | 14 Dec 2018

The UKIPO puts out the idea of NIVEA for tobacco products

In September this year, Beiersdorf, the parent company of the skincare range NIVEA, successfully opposed a UK application consisting of the word…
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Stobbs IP | European Union, United Kingdom | 7 Dec 2018

Five days of Brexit - 5. What about references to ‘the EU’ in my agreements?

As parliament continues to debate Theresa May’s plan for exiting the EU, we’re commenting all this week on five topics that concern brands and…
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Stobbs IP | European Union, United Kingdom | 6 Dec 2018

Five days of Brexit - 4. What about ongoing oppositions?

As parliament continues to debate Theresa May’s plan for exiting the EU, we’re commenting all this week on five topics that concern brands and…
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Stobbs IP | European Union, United Kingdom | 5 Dec 2018

Five days of Brexit - 3. What about non use?

As parliament starts debating Theresa May’s plan for exiting the EU, we’re commenting all this week on five topics that concern brands and Brexit:…
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Stobbs IP | United Kingdom | 23 Nov 2018

Black [Market] Friday and Cyber [fraud] Monday: are some deals just too good to be true?

Originating from across the pond in the US, Black Friday and Cyber Monday were created as a marketing ploy to entice consumers into the shops after…
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Stobbs IP | United Kingdom | 2 Oct 2018

Plumbing Problems - Late Filed Defence Accepted

Victorian Plumbing Ltd v Victoria Plumb Limited (see O/510/18) considers the circumstances in which it is or is not appropriate for a Hearing Officer…
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Stobbs IP | European Union, United Kingdom | 26 Sep 2018

Brexit: Deal or No Deal

With the likelihood of a no deal scenario increasing as March 2019 draws closer, the UK Government has now published a series of papers detailing the…
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Stobbs IP | European Union | 23 Aug 2018

Difficulties in registering Chartered Trade Mark Attorney as a trade mark

In an interesting union of subject matter, the EUIPO has refused to accept the term CHARTERED TRADE MARK ATTORNEY as an EU Trade Mark (EUTM). It is…
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Stobbs IP | European Union, United Kingdom | 13 Aug 2018

Brexit: Dealers choice

Several recent developments have lead observers to revisit the possibility of a no deal scenario when Britain (eventually) exits the European Union…
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Stobbs IP | European Union, United Kingdom | 6 Aug 2018

Word switch wasn’t smart enough for UBS

This was a UK opposition brought by WealthKernel Limited against an application for the mark UBS SMARTWEALTH filed by UBS Group AG. The application…
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