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Poor conduct adversely affects claim for off-the-scale costs in infringement case

This trade mark invalidity case is a useful reminder of the heavy burden of proof required for establishing bad faith and obtaining off-the-scale costs awards in the United Kingdom
10 June 2022

Differences between graphic elements sufficient to distinguish between marks

Despite the verbal elements of marks being near-identical, the distinction between their visual components meant that consumers could reasonably distinguish between them
10 June 2022

EUIPO provides further guidance on "evergreening" and bad faith following MONOPOLY

Re-filings of identical trade marks are legitimate, but if the purpose is to avoid the consequences of the non-use of the earlier identical registrations, bad faith may be indicated
07 June 2022

Residual goodwill cannot save TRU Kids Inc from losing opposition to rival mark

TRU Kids Inc. loses its Section 5(4)(a) opposition to the mark GroceriesRus for a groceries delivery service notwithstanding a finding of residual goodwill in the TOYS R US brand
07 June 2022

Giving evidence in IP claims: businesses and their advisers need to be mindful of new witness statement rules or face consequences

The High Court has issued a clear warning to litigants over their obligation to comply with the rules of the new PD 57AC cost
17 May 2022

Clothing trade marks reach new peaks

In mid-2021, the plight of a small Welsh clothing company was reported on by various news outlets
06 May 2022

University spin-outs and intellectual property rights

£2.5bn was invested into UK university spin-outs in 2021. Here we set out the key issues regarding IP ownership that spin-outs should be aware of
20 April 2022

UKIPO Researches Impact of Social Media Influencers on Counterfeit Goods in the United Kingdom

The UKIPO’s latest report examines the effects that social media influencers have on the purchase of counterfeit goods in the UK, aimed at gathering the necessary data to combat this issue
12 April 2022

High Court gives short shrift to request for stay of injunction for rebranding

In what may ultimately be perceived as a strategic coup, the High Court grants VAGISAN a 3-week stay to facilitate rebranding pending the outcome of an application for permission to appeal
17 March 2022

Case Comment: EFFAS v EUIPO (Case T-369/20)

General Court annuls the decision of the EUIPO’s Board of Appeal based on its assessment of a likelihood of confusion and the approach taken by it to the relevant public’s level of attention
28 February 2022

Nintendo successfully blocks access to websites hosting infringing content

Nintendo has obtained an injunction against six internet service providers to prevent illegal downloads after a judge holds that a third party website infringed its trade marks and copyright

16 February 2022

UKIPO refuses NORTON MOTORCYCLE RACING trade mark application

The opposition was upheld based on direct confusion, likelihood of passing off and bad faith, but the opponent’s claim to detriment to reputation was rejected
07 February 2022
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