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The Need for Comprehensive Defense of European Union Trademarks against Third Parties’ Use
  • Mitscherlich PartmbB
  • European Union
  • December 6 2018

According to a recent judgment of the General Court of the European Union (GCEU), a European Union Trade Mark has to be revoked in its entirety

Five days of Brexit - 3. What about non use?
  • Stobbs IP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • December 5 2018

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:

New year’s resolutions: Give your IP portfolio a fresh start
  • Novagraaf
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • December 3 2018

Most of us finish the year feeling bogged down by the work we didn’t quite get around to. Fortunately, the new year offers the promise of a fresh

Brexit Developments
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • November 28 2018

Developments in Brexit negotiations and recent UK government guidance suggest the UK government is likely to attempt to ensure EU registered trade

‘Random Acts of Kindness’, and the challenge of protecting slogans as trademarks
  • Novagraaf
  • European Union
  • November 22 2018

Slogans, catch-phrases and other types of taglines can help companies to build brand identity; however, applications to protect them as trademarks are

European Patent validation explained
  • Novagraaf
  • European Union
  • November 21 2018

Not to be confused with the much delayed Unitary Patent, the European Patent system provides companies with an important structure for protecting and

Brexit - A deep breath for IP rights holders?
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • November 14 2018

On 14.11.2018, the EU parties apparently achieved a breakthrough in the negotiations on a withdrawal agreement. However, the draft, which has now

Intellectual property for franchisors in the United Kingdom
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom, Global
  • November 9 2018

A structured guide for to intellectual property for franchisors in the United Kingdom

Possibility of “no deal Brexit”- European Trade Marks
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • United Kingdom, European Union, Global
  • November 8 2018

The UK is scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019. In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal being reached, the UK Government has provided

General Court does not give Red Bull wings
  • Novagraaf
  • European Union
  • October 30 2018

As a general rule, the scope of protection of a trademark is limited to the goods and services for which a trademark is registered. This means that