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  1. 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

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA February 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-february-2020

    In this month's report, we look at the long awaited CJEU decision on the validity of broad trade mark specifications in Sky plc & ors v SkyKick UK Ltd & anr (Case C-371/18). We also look at Hacon's J's judgment on the ...

  4. Legal news
    03 June 2020
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA May 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-may-2020

    In this month's report, we report on the High Court's final decision in Sky Plc & Ors v SkyKick UK Ltd & Anr (Arnold LJ; [2020] EWHC 990 (Ch). We also report on AR v Cooper International Spirits LLC, St Dalfour SAS, ...

  5. Legal news
    08 April 2020
    International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-trade-marks-2020

    The 9th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2020 is a practical cross-border insight into trade mark work. We have contributed two chapters covering trade marks in the UK and online ...

  6. Legal news
    28 September 2020
    All I Want For Christmas Is…Brand Protection
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-brand-protection

    Many of us may remember from our childhood a Christmas toy or TV advertisement which will never leave our minds and which we associate with a particular company. This year more than ever we need something to look ...

  7. Legal news
    16 June 2020
    Trade marks: shapes necessary for technical result or giving substantial value
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/trade-marks-shapes-necessary-for-technical-result-or-giving-substantial-value

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on the interpretation of the Trade Marks Directive (2008/95/EC) (2008 Directive) and the grounds for refusal or invalidity in relation to signs that consist exclusively of ...

  8. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA March 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-march-2020

    In this month's report, we report on the General Court's decision on genuine use in Grupo Textil Brownie, SL v EUIPO; The Guide Association (Case T-598/18) and the CJEU's decision on the relevance of social context in ...

  9. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA September 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-september-2020

    In this month's report, we cover the High Court’s unusual approach to section 5(2)(b) in Asia Standard Management Services Ltd v Standard International Management LLC ([2020] EWHC 28 (Ch)) and Judge Clarke’s decision to ...

  10. Legal news
    01 May 2020
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA April 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-april-2020

    In this month's report, we report the CJEU's judgment on the global assessment of likelihood of confusion in Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus named Halloumi v EUIPO (CJ; C-766/18 P) .