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  1. Legal news
    18 February 2020
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA January 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-january-2020

    In this month's report, we look at the relevance of disclaimers when assessing likelihood of confusion in Patent- och registreringsverket v Mats Hansson (Case C-705/17). We also look at criminal sanctions for the ...

  2. Legal news
    02 April 2020
    CJEU decision in Coty – Storage of infringing goods by Amazon on behalf of third parties for the Amazon-Marketplace does not constitute a trade mark infringement by Amazon
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/cjeu-decision-in-coty

    Today’s CJEU decision in Coty Germany GmbH v Amazon (C-567/18) falls in line with the previous German decisions: A company storing goods on behalf of a third-party seller without awareness that said goods infringe ...

  3. Legal news
    02 March 2020
    Trade marks: jurisdiction over infringement by non-EU defendant
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/trade-marks-jurisdiction-over-infringement-by-non-eu-defendant

    The High Court has refused permission to serve outside the jurisdiction a claim for trade mark infringement, passing off and unlawful means conspiracy.

  4. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    General Court “shades” some light on 3D trademark registration
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/general-court-shades-some-light-on-3d-trademark-registration

    In a judgment dated 26 March 2020, the General Court clarified the elusive question of the registration of signs consisting of the shape of the product as trademarks.

  5. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    Cross-border: A discussion around the impact of COVID-19 on the branding landscape
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-discussion-around-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-branding-landscape

    On 14 April the IMF issued a stark warning that the global economy was potentially facing the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

  6. Legal news
    30 June 2020
    Trade marks: infringement in breach of co-existence agreement
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/trade-marks-infringement-in-breach-of-coexistence-agreement

    The High Court has considered infringing trade mark use, appropriate form of relief for trade mark infringement and breach of a co-existence agreement, and partial revocation of trade marks.

  7. Legal news
    25 September 2020
    Jonty Warner interviewed on talkSPORT radio station about Paul Pogba’s trade mark filings
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/jonty-warner-interviewed-on-talksport-radio-station-about-paul-pogbas-trade-mark-filings

    It has recently been reported in the press that footballer Paul Pogba has filed an EU trade mark application seeking coverage for his iconic ‘dab’ celebration. You can listen to the clip here.

  8. Legal news
    31 January 2020
    CJEU Cofemel decision applied by UK court for the first time: "complete conformity" with EU law would preclude any requirement of aesthetic appeal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/cjeu-cofemel-decision-applied-by-uk-court-for-the-first-time

    Earlier this week, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (a specialist court which is part of the Business and Property Courts of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales) issued its decision in Response ...

  9. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    First in time, first in right: WIPO takes the lead on digital date stamping of IP
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/wipo-takes-the-lead-on-digital-date-stamping-of-ip

    It is often crucial for tech, international brand companies and design-based businesses to demonstrate convincingly that they are the first to record a new idea, design or code. Most importantly though, it is trite that ...

  10. Twobirds news
    15 February 2021
    Bird & Bird hailed one of the very best 360-degree trade mark practices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2021/global/bird-and-bird-hailed-one-of-the-very-best-360-degree-trade-mark-practices

    For the 11th year running, Bird & Bird has been recognised as one of the world's top firms in World Trademark Review's (WTR) guide to international trade mark practice, the WTR 1000.