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Bringing private prosecutions for the sale of ‘grey goods’ R v M; 2017 UKSC 58,
  • Edmonds, Marshall, McMahon
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2017

Can a criminal offence be committed under the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA 1994) for the sale or distribution of so-called 'grey goods' without the trade

No grey areas in the Supreme Court’s interpretation of trade mark criminal offences
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2017

In an important ruling, the UK Supreme Court has confirmed that the criminal offence provisions in S92(1) of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA) apply to

A tale of two flag poles - unauthorised use of Amazon product codes deemed infringement and passing off
  • Boult Wade Tennant
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2017

The claimants in the case were Jadebay Limited and Noa and Nani Limited trading as The Discount Outlet. The defendant was Clarke-Coles Limited

As luck would have it trade mark litigation case study
  • Adams & Adams
  • South Africa
  • July 27 2017

This appeal concerns the sale and marketing of fish. In the case of the Appellant, Lucky Star (Ltd), this is in the form of canned fish sold under the

You ain’t nothing but a BrewDog: Elvis Presley’s estate wins trade mark dispute with a brewery
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 18 2017

Scottish craft brewery BrewDog has lost a trade mark dispute concerning their grapefruit infused IPA named ‘Elvis Juice’. UK IPO held that the

Landmark Decision in Scottish Trade Mark Appeal
  • Burness Paull LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 12 2017

The Court of Session today issued its judgment in the case of CCHG Limited ta Vapourized v Vapouriz Limited. We understand that this case represents

Trade marks: Invalidity of shape mark
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2017

The Court of Appeal has confirmed the invalidity of a three-dimensional chocolate bar trade mark

Give us a break: Where does the KitKat decision leave trade mark protection for shapes?
  • Keystone Law
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 26 2017

“Non-traditional” registered trade mark applications which seek to protect colours, smells, sounds and shapes in relation to particular goods and

Trade mark infringement: tarnishment and dilution
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2017

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has held that UK and EU trade marks for ZUMA were infringed by the use of the domain name dineinwithzuma

No longer a grey area: parallel imports criminal as well as unlawful
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 18 2017

A Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that the sale of so-called ‘grey goods’ can constitute a criminal offence under section 92 of the Trade Marks