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  1. Legal news
    01 June 2016
    The EU Trade Mark Reform - The biggest change to trade mark law for 20 years
    www.twobirds.com/en/in-focus/the-eu-trade-mark-reform

    Brand owners with interests in Europe, or concerns about counterfeits travelling through the EU, need to be aware of the recent changes to EU trade mark law to make sure their IP is sufficiently protected.

  2. Twobirds news
    23 March 2021
    Four impressive wins at the Annual Managing IP EMEA Awards 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2021/global/four-impressive-wins-at-the-annual-managing-ip-emea-awards-2021

    Congratulations were in order for Bird & Bird's international IP team last night at the virtual European MIP Award ceremony in London. The team was nominated for 32 categories across our European offices, more than any ...

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

    In this month's report, we look at the Court of Justice's decision on colour combinations in Red Bull GmbH (supported by Marques) v EUIPO, Optimum Mark sp. z o.o. C-124/18. We also look at the Court of Justice's ...

  4. Legal news
    28 November 2019
    Harnessing the power of your beauty brand: tips for safeguarding your Intellectual Property
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/harnessing-the-power-of-your-beauty-brand

    Behind every successful brand, there is a robust and comprehensive brand protection strategy. Whether you’re taking your first steps into business or you’re an established beauty brand with plans to expand ...

  5. Legal news
    02 October 2019
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA September 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-september-2019

    In this month's report, we look at the opinion of AG Bobek on accepted principles of morality in Constantin Film Produktion GmbH v EUIPO C-240/18 P. We also look at the Court of Justice's decision on genuine use in the ...

  6. Legal news
    18 January 2021
    Brexit: Trade mark licensing implications
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/brexit-trade-mark-licensing-implications

    The UK exited the EU on 31st January 2020. The transition period in the Withdrawal Agreement ended on 31st December 2020. Existing EU Treaties, EU free movement rights and the general principles of EU law now no longer ...

  7. Legal news
    05 May 2020
    Trade marks: dilution and retail service registrations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/trade-marks-dilution-and-retail-service-registrations

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has provided guidance as to the rules on dilution and the registration of trade marks for retail services in trade mark opposition appeals.

  8. Legal news
    05 May 2020
    Trade marks: damages for infringement of trade marks revoked for non-use
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/trade-marks-damages-for-infringement-of-trade-marks-revoked-for-non-use

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on the availability of damages for trade mark infringement where a trade mark has been revoked for non-use during the five years following its registration.

  9. Legal news
    29 January 2020
    Sky v SkyKick
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/sky-v-skykick

    Today's CJEU decision in the case of Sky v Skykick at first sight comes as a relief to proprietors of registered trade marks. The CJEU has decided that the inclusion of broad terms in specifications such as "computer ...