Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA September 2020

By Katharine Stephens, Ciara Hughes, Aaron Hetherington, Mark Day, Theo Cooper, Bryony Gold, Charlotte Peacock, Adeena Wells


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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