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  1. Legal news
    08 February 2019
    Trade marks: colour marks and series marks
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/trade-marks-colour-marks-and-series-marks

    The Court of Appeal has confirmed that purple packaging was not registrable as a trade mark and had not been registered as a series mark.

  2. Legal news
    08 February 2019
    Trade marks: registrability of geographical names and descriptive terms
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/trade-marks-registrability-of-geographical-names-and-descriptive-terms

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a trade mark registration must be refused for a sign which designated the facilities in which the product was produced and included a geographical name.

  3. Legal news
    15 November 2019
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA November 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-november-2019

    In this month's report, we look at the General Court's decision on likelihood of confusion in Kalypso Media Group GmbH v EUIPO; Wizards of the Coast LLC (case T-700/18). We also look at the Arnold J's judgment on ...

  4. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    Passing off: misrepresentation as to trade origin and equivalence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/passing-off-misrepresentation-as-to-trade-origin-and-equivalence

    The High Court has dismissed an action for passing off arising from the use of the colour purple for asthma inhalers

  5. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    Trade Marks: lack of clarity and precision and bad faith
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/trade-marks-lack-of-clarity-and-precision-and-bad-faith

    The Advocate-General has opined on questions of invalidity for lack of clarity and precision in a trade mark's goods and services specification, and on whether applying to register a mark without any intention to use it ...

  6. Legal news
    05 March 2019
    Trade marks: revocation for non-use
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/trade-marks-revocation-for-non-use

    The High Court has upheld the Intellectual Property Office's (IPO) decision revoking two "easyoffice" trade marks for non-use.

  7. Legal news
    26 November 2019
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA October 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-october-2019

    In this month's report, we look at the Court of Justice's decision on targeting in AMS Neve Ltd & Ots v Heritage Audio SL & Anr (CJ; C-172/18; 5). We also look at the decision of the Intellectual Property Enterprise ...

  8. Legal news
    11 April 2017
    China - Significant Reduction To Official Trademark Filing Fees
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/china/significant-reduction-to-official-trademark-filing-fees

    In a move which will be welcomed by all parties filing trademarks in China, the Chinese Trademark Office has recently announced a significant reduction in official fees.