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A tale of two Londoners - clothing brand LNDR successfully takes on Nike in the latest trade mark infringement dispute
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2018

In the recent case of Frank Industries v Nike Retail, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) ruled that Nike’s use of the sign

Nestlé loses its European trade mark for the shape of the KitKat
  • Keystone Law
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 25 2018

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today handed down its decision in Nestlé’s long-running fight with Cadbury to protect the shape

TiVo’s evidence fails to entertain the UKIPO
  • Stobbs IP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 4 2018

In April 2016, Vivo Intenational (“Vivo”) applied to register the mark VIVO covering television production services and video on-demand services in

The Royal Wedding: What’s the IP etiquette?
  • Novagraaf
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2018

With Prince Harry set to wed Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018, it will be no surprise that brand owners and retailers will seek to capitalise on the

Blue Sky Thinking on EU Trade Mark Law
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • April 13 2018

Much of UK trade mark law derives from the law of the European Union in the form of regulations, directives or the case law of the

Trade marks and threats actions - not so easy
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 29 2018

On 12 January 2018, the High Court handed down its judgment in the matter of W3 Limited -v- easyGroup Ltd 2018 EWHC 7 (Ch). The dispute arose from

What’s in a name? Dulwich Hamlet FC at loggerheads with its landlord over trade marks
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 28 2018

Planning disputes don’t often lead to the host of Match of the Day tweeting their outrage. However, the ongoing saga between Southwark Council and

Sky v Skykick is headed to the CJEU on breadth of trade mark registrations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • February 20 2018

Business impact The CJEU's answers to these questions will be of importance to all brand owners as it will impact existing trade mark registrations

A Perfect Storm Confronts Trademark Owners and the Canadian Trademarks Office: 45-Class Applications and the implications for Trademark Selection, Registration and Enforcement
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • February 8 2018

Recently, there have been numerous reports in legal newsletters, including the World Trademark Review, about an international trend of multiple

Deductibility of legal expenses
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • January 26 2018

For the purposes of determining a party's taxable income derived from carrying on a trade, the Income Tax Act provides for the deduction of legal expenses which arise during or by reason of its ordinary trading operations