Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA - May 2019

By Thomas Pugh, William Wortley, Katie Tyndall, Aaron Hetherington, Daniel Anti, Robert Milligan, Alexander Mullins, Antonia Boyce, Francesca Rivers, Charlotte Peacock, Megan Curzon, Hilary Atherton, Adeena Wells, Louise O'Hara

06-2019

In this month's report, we look at the UK High Court's recent guidance to the Intellectual Property Office on bad faith applications in Trump International Ltd v DTTM Operations LLC [2019] EWHC 769 (Ch).

We also analyse the decision of the General Court in its assessment of whether a sign consisted exclusively of a shape which was necessary to obtain a technical result under Article 7(1)(e)(ii) in Pirelli Tyre SpA v EUIPO; The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd T-447/16.

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