16 August 2019 | Katharine Stephens Partner, Adeena Wells Associate, Ciara Hughes Associate, Mark Day Associate, Katie Tyndall Associate, Megan Curzon Associate, Rob Milligan Associate, William Wortley Associate, Henry Elliott Associate, Thomas Hooper Trademark Attorney, Hilary Atherton Associate, Thomas Pugh Associate

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 decision on the interpretation of 'shapes giving substantial value' under article 7(1)(e)(iii).

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About the Authors

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Katharine Stephens
Partner
I am co-head of the IP department in London and a member of the International IP Steering Group. I am fascinated by IP and the challenge of helping my clients protect, exploit and defend their IP rights to further their business objectives.

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Adeena Wells
Associate
I'm an associate in the Brand Management team within the Intellectual Property department where I help clients to establish, maintain and enforce their brands.

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Rob Milligan
Associate
I'm an associate in our Intellectual Property team in London and specialise in advising on all aspects of Brand Management.

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Henry Elliott
Associate
As a senior associate in our Intellectual Property group in London, my practice focuses on patent litigation, assisting clients before the UK Patents Court and Court of Appeal and coordinating multi-jurisdictional patent actions.

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Thomas Hooper
Trademark Attorney
I am a Trade Mark Attorney in the Intellectual Property Department, based in our London office.

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Hilary Atherton
Associate
I'm a senior associate in Bird & Bird's market-leading Intellectual Property Group in London.

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Thomas Pugh
Associate
As an associate in our Intellectual Property Group in London, I have experience acting on various IP issues across a broad range of sectors including life sciences, technology and communications, retail and consumer and media, entertainment and sport.

Direct: +44 (0)20 7415 6000

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