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Caspian case highlights importance of registering trade marks
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 9 2018

The recent Caspian Pizza Ltd & Ors v Maskeen Shah & Anor case (2017 EWCA Civ 1874) has, once again, highlighted the benefit of securing registered

The protection of architectural design of buildings - a growing trend
  • Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP
  • USA, European Union, India
  • January 6 2018

"Architectural design" is the art and science of designing buildings and various other non-building structures. It involves a great deal of skill and

Banking on trade mark success
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2017

In an appeal of revocation and related opposition proceedings from the UKIPO, the High Court has given consideration to whether passive sales can

Challenging the validity of a trade mark: Caspian Pizza v Shah
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur
  • United Kingdom
  • November 24 2017

The Court of Appeal has clarified that a mark holder does not need nationwide goodwill to challenge the validity of a registered trade mark provided

The basics of trademark law
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, Global
  • November 15 2017

To register a trademark, there are various criteria that need to be met. In this podcast, Charlie Bond goes through the basics of trademarks, with a

Boult.bites TM - Autumn 2017
  • Boult Wade Tennant
  • Thailand, United Kingdom, China, European Union
  • November 1 2017

Summer is now a distant memory, and with the new season come new challenges and exciting opportunities. The European Commission's Taskforce on Article

All shook up
  • Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 17 2017

The average consumer of beer may be more considered nowadays than in the past, but will not deploy above-average levels of care and attention A

Grey market goods - a crime?
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa, United Kingdom
  • September 26 2017

The terms "exhaustion of rights", "parallel imports" and "grey market goods" come up a lot in the world of trade marks. They generally arise in

It's a hard knock (off) life
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2017

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in an interlocutory appeal in R v M and others which dealt with, amongst other things, the construction

Threats not groundless because proceedings are ultimately not issued
  • K&L Gates
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2017

In a positive decision for brand owners, the UK Supreme Court has confirmed that criminal trade mark offences can apply to the sale and distribution