Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA - October 2018

By Megan Curzon, Mark Livsey, Charlotte Peacock, Ciara Hughes, George Khouri, Aaron Hetherington, Louise O'Hara, Robert Milligan, Hilary Atherton, Georgie Hart


This month we report on the decision in Birkenstock, regarding registrability of marks which could be applied to goods as surface patterns. We also look at the Court of Appeal's decision to refuse Sky Plc permission to appeal in relation to the ongoing trade mark and passing off dispute with Skykick UK Ltd.

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