The Australian courts clarify the need for control by a trade mark owner when licensing a third party to use their trade mark

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/australia/the-australian-courts-clarify-the-need-for-control-by-a-trade-mark-owner

The Australian courts have clarified what amounts to sufficient control by a trade mark owner when licensing a related company or a third party to use their trade mark. Without this control, the trade mark owner risks losing their registration. View the ...

14 September 2020

Patents: no supplementary protection certificate for second medical use

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/global/no-supplementary-protection-certificate-for-second-medical-use

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) cannot be granted for a different application of the same product for which an earlier marketing authorisation (MA) had been granted.

07 September 2020

Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA August 2020

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/uk/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-august-2020

In this month's report, we report on the General Court’s decision on genuine use in Diesel SpA v EUIPO; Sprinter megacentros del deporte, SL (T-615/18) and discuss AG Hogan’s opinion on the similarity between online marketplace services and retail services in ...

01 September 2020

UK Supreme Court rules on FRAND approach in Unwired Planet and Conversant

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/uk/uk-supreme-court-rules-on-frand-approach-in-unwired-planet-and-conversant

The long awaited decision from the UK Supreme Court was handed down on 26 August 2020. Lord Hodge gave the summary of the judgment by video: it can be seen here . A 54 page judgment has been handed down.

26 August 2020

Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA June 2020

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/uk/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-july-2020

In this month's report, we report on the High Court's decision concerning the Protected Designation of Origin for Prosecco and the deceptive nature of the NOSECCO trade mark, in Les Grands Chais de France SAS v Consorzio di Tutela della Denominazione di ...

12 August 2020