Trade marks: jurisdiction over infringement by non-EU defendant

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/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.

02 March 2020

Sky v SkyKick

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/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 software" are not grounds of invalidity as ...

29 January 2020

PLC Magazine IP and IT bytes, November 2019

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2019/uk/plc-magazine---ip-and-it-bites---november-2019

PLC magazine IP/IT Bytes for November has now been published. In this issue we have the following material: ​Trade marks: online infringement of EUTM based on targeting AMS Neve and others v Heritage Audio SL and others C-172/18. ​Patents: ...

30 December 2019

PLC Magazine IP and IT Bytes, December 2019

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2019/uk/plc-magazine-ipit-bytes-december-2019

PLC magazine IP/IT Bytes for December has now been published. In this issue we have the following material: ​Copyright: joint authorship Kogan v Martin and others [2019] EWCA Civ 1645. ​Trade Marks: lack of clarity and precision and bad faith Sky ...

30 December 2019

The German courts provide clarity in regards to the use of Google AdWords that are identical to third party trade marks

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2019/germany/be-careful-with-your-adwords-german-federal-court-of-justice

The German Federal Court of Justice has given a judgment which holds that a trade mark owner may have grounds to oppose the use of a trade mark if that trade mark is used misleadingly in advertisements originating from a Google search and that result in the ...

04 December 2019