13 October 2020 | Katharine Stephens Partner, Ciara Hughes Associate, Aaron Hetherington Associate, Mark Day Associate, Theo Cooper Associate, Bryony Gold Associate, Charlotte Peacock Associate, Adeena Wells Associate

In this month's report, we cover the High Court’s unusual approach to section 5(2)(b) in Asia Standard Management Services Ltd v Standard International Management LLC ([2020] EWHC 28 (Ch)) and Judge Clarke’s decision to refuse trade mark protection for the shape of Jaguar Land Rover’s Defender vehicle in Jaguar Land Rover Ltd v Ineos Industries Holdings Ltd ([2020] EWHC 2130 (Ch)). We also review the recent IPEC decision on trade mark infringement and passing off in British Amateur Gymnastics Association v UK Gymnastics Ltd & Ors ([2020] EWHC 1678 (IPEC)).

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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.

Direct: +44 (0)20 7415 6000

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Charlotte Peacock
Associate
As an associate in our London Intellectual Property team, I advise brand owners on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters in trade mark portfolio management.

Direct: +44 (0)20 7415 6000

[email protected]
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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.

Direct: +44 (0)20 7415 6000

[email protected]

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